Of all the beverages in the world, tea is the third most consumed, second only to water and coffee, respectively.

The fame of this liquid is not for nothing, considering that every day people are more interested in alternative treatments than in drugs sold in pharmacies. For this reason, teas are now a safe and natural option to eliminate and prevent diseases that affect human health.

And with all this demand, science has been studying plants more and more to prove their properties. Among so many species, we can mention the fat mint, an herb widely used to treat respiratory problems.

Medicinal properties of this herb

  • Antibacterial;
  • Antifebrile;
  • Anti-inflammatory;
  • Antimicrobial;
  • Antiseptic;
  • Antitussive;
  • Balsamic;
  • Bequica;
  • Diaphoretics.

Benefits Offered by Fat Mint

Given the properties mentioned, it is possible to say that this species of mint is beneficial in the treatment of diseases that affect the functioning of the respiratory system such as asthma, flu, bronchitis and runny nose.

Also, it can be used as an alternative remedy for headaches and earaches. It treats epistaxis, hyperthermia, hemoptysis, pyrexia and even inflammation that affects the cervix.

How to use this plant?

In order to enjoy all the properties and benefits of fat mint, you need to use it in the form of tea. However, it is not the ingestion of tea, but the inhalation of it. Therefore, prepare a decoction with 100 g of the fresh leaves of this plant and half a liter of water.

After kneading the herb, add them to the water and bring them to the fire. Allow to boil for 10 minutes. After the allotted time, take the pan carefully so as not to burn yourself and place it on a level place.

Wait three minutes and then place your face over the pot, to the point where you can inhale the steam from the tea. Continue treatment until you feel a slight improvement or until you feel it is necessary. Repeat the procedure as necessary.

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