We often forget to put herbs on list while discussing about the healthiest foods fruits & vegetables. Hi, I am mint, also known as pudina. While I am responsible for the slight punch of your mojito, I am used mainly for garnishes and added flavouring. But using fresh herbs like me can help you reduce the sodium intake while cooking. I also have one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any food. But, the story doesn't end there.
I can soothe stomachs in cases of indigestion or inflammation. My strong and refreshing aroma is a quick and effective remedy for nausea. I am also very effective in clearing up congestion of the nose, throat, bronchi and lungs, which gives relief for respiratory disorders that often result from asthma and the common cold. I am a natural stimulant, and the smell alone can be enough to charge your batteries and get your brain functioning on a high level again. Lastly, I can help to cure infections and itchiness and treat insect bites like those of mosquitoes, honeybees, hornets, wasps, and gnats.