Belonging to the Labiadas family, the scented mint is known for its natural properties that it has for the benefit of human health. Common in temperate regions, the plant has in its leaves, flowers and seeds the source of everything that can be used in natural medicine.The scent mint has characteristics that are very simple to be identified. It is small, with opposite leaves with toothed margins, while the flowers are lilac and white, gathered in terminal spikes. The most suitable time for planting is the rainy season, although it can be planted at any time of the year.Depending on the region, the species may be known by other names, such as small leaf mint, spice mint, peppermint and mint.

Medicinal properties of scent mint

Spearmint has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anesthetic, antispasmodic, calming and digestive properties. That’s why it can be used to fight intestinal worms, relieve stomach and intestinal pain, stimulate heart function, and fight heartburn and gastritis.

However, before using the plant to solve any of these health problems, it is good that a doctor is consulted. He is the professional indicated to prescribe the best form of use, thus avoiding cases of allergy, non-resolution of the disease and even the appearance of another disease due to inappropriate treatment.

Smell mint tea

After medical certification, one of the most common ways of using the herb to treat any health problems is through tea. This is done using fresh or dried leaves and filtered water. To do this, pay attention to the proportions: for a liter of water, use 10 grams of leaves.

The first step is to bring the water to a boil in a pot with a lid. As soon as it reaches the boiling point, turn off the heat and add the leaves (fresh or dried). Keep the container capped for about 10 minutes. After this time, use a sieve to remove the herb and the drink is ready to drink.

To achieve the deworming effect, tea should be ingested up to three times a day, with one cup in the morning, another in the afternoon and the last in the evening.