Roman mint has been a popular medicinal plant since the 17th century. Also known as balsamite and bible leaf, Roman mint leaves were once used in European countries to mark bible pages.

At that time, people used to chew the leaves of Roman mint to ward off sleep, especially during religious sermons, since the leaf was already inside the bible.

The plant has digestive and antiseptic medicinal properties. Roman mint can be used as an infusion, in beverage preparation, or as a preventive medicine.

The tea from this plant is advised to be taken by people who suffer from stomach disorders and headaches, as well as helping to alleviate gout, sciatica and similar pains.

Drinking also helps fight arthritis and other discomforts that often have very similar symptoms. The main types of arthritis are: rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis (also known as arthrosis).

Consumption of Roman mint to relieve pain

The use of Roman mint for this purpose is not a medicine to be taken, but rather as a topical use. To do this, take the leaves of the plant and soak them in olive oil or saffron oil for about four days. After straining, apply the oil to the places where you are feeling uncomfortable.