mint medicinal properties and contraindications

One of the most universal plants ismint. The healing properties and contraindications of this perennial are diverse. Mint is stored before it starts to bloom: they tear off the leaves and dry in the shade, where there is access to fresh air. In no case can you dry it in the sun: many useful substances will evaporate. There is an erroneous opinion that melissa is a mint. The medicinal properties and contra-indications of leotard are similar, it belongs to the same family, but to a different genus. Melissa contains much less essential oil, it resembles a lemon, and mint smells like menthol; Melissa flowers are collected in false rings, and mint spicules inflorescences. So, what can mint help with?

Therapeutic properties and contraindications

Mint reduces blood pressure and when taken intomoderate amounts of beneficial effects on the circulatory system, heart and digestion. This herb has an anesthetic, antispasmogenic property. Healing the throat inflammation will also help mint. The use of soothing varieties of this herb has a positive effect on the nervous system. In case of inflammation or headache, peppermint essential oil is rubbed into the skin; from colds make inhalation. For the treatment of kidney disease of peppermint juice is squeezed out, it is also useful as a diuretic. With fever, inflammation of the respiratory system and urogenital system, mint will also help.

grass mint medicinal properties

Therapeutic properties and contraindications of thisplants should be carefully examined before use, as it has a serious effect on the reproductive system. The result of treatment depends only on how much application was appropriate, so mint should be used with caution. If a person is nauseous in transport, he should sniff and chew a fresh sprig of mint or breathe in a handkerchief, lightly moistened with essential oil of mint - this will most likely give a positive effect. Tea with this herb has a cooling, diaphoretic, choleretic effect, and is also able to calm or cheer.

Tea with mint, which soothes: fresh leaves of forest Russian mint to mash in a cup with a mortar to excrete juice; pour boiling water and insist for 5 minutes; clean the tea through a sieve, add honey, cool. Drink cold or warm.

Tea with mint, which invigorates: the dried leaves of peppermint or English peppermint to powder. Brew without sieve boiling water for a minute, soon stir and drink hot along with the precipitate.

Scientists have made a discovery: frequent use of menthol reduces the level in the body

mint application
testosterone. This means that the use of mint in large numbers is contraindicated for men. It should not be used for people with intolerance, and also for those who suffer from arterial hypotension and drowsiness. If overused, this plant can cause heartburn and varicose veins. Invigorating varieties can not be used by people with increased nervousness. Do not give them to preschool children: they negatively affect the maturation of the reproductive system and cause hyperactivity. A few months before conception, it is best to stop using menthol in any of its forms: it is contraindicated in pregnant women and in those who suffer from infertility, because it can cause fetal pathology and impairment of the childbearing function.

Here is such an ambiguous grass - mint. Its healing properties can turn into dangerous, if only to show carelessness in its application.

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