Culinary uses of the mint herb

Mint promotes the coolness in our body

Mint is a green coloured herb which generally grows in the form of the short bunch just like cilantro. Eventually, this tiny herb contains a chemical compound which promotes the coolness and flavour in it. Thus it’s used in the recipes in various ways which we will see today.

Moreover, this plant is also used for the extraction of essential oils mainly peppermint for its aroma and strongness. Mint has a nice, earthy and robust flavour which could freshen up anybody’s mood even he is tired also.

Medicinal uses of the mint herb:

Mint is originally famous for two things, mainly flavour and its herbal properties which alter influenced people to have it in their innovations. Therefore, there are many herbal properties of mint, such as:

1) Mint has antibacterial properties

Mint has the power to kill various bacteria along with that it leaves a lovely fragrance. That’s why it is used in many cosmetic oils, herbal oil and mouth fresheners. Due to this its dried version is many a time used in the talcum powders to provides coolness and kill ringworms.

2) Treating the stomach ache

In the ancient time of Greece, there are mentions of the use of this herb for treating severe stomach aches and other stomach related problems. Eventually, in today’s world also you can find its used and the best example for that is Pudin Hara.

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3) Mint was used as a medicine for chest pain

In ancient times, mint oil was used for treating the chest pains; however, in today’s world, we don’t have any such uses. Eventually, due to its coolness many a time, it affects the person severely, thus causing more major respiratory issues.

4) For curing severe headache

Mint is used in the massage oil due to its herbal properties; also, it helps in removing the pain by leaving cooling effect. Consequently, the best example in today’s world could the use of navratna oil.

Uses of the mint herb:

1) Used for making a mojito

Lemon mojito along with mint is one of the most famous refreshing drink which you can find almost anywhere. It’s easy to make, and thus you can also make it easily at home after a long day.

2) For making chatni

Pudina ki chatni is one of the most famous herb paste, which is famous throughout India. Eventually, it goes best with the bhajiya and tea, especially in the rainy season.

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3) For making ice cream

The freshness and robust flavours of this herb are generously used for preparing the ice creams. Eventually, you can also find its use in the popsicles.

4) Used while making tea

In many parts of Asia and Africa, mint leaves are used for the preparation of healthy water and masala based mint tea known as Touareg tea. Moreover, it’s suitable for health and provides antioxidants for the removal of harmful toxins.

5) As a simple herb for flavour and garnish

You can find its use as a herb in the western dishes, mainly the lamb as during the roasting it gives a strong flavour, thus uplifting its taste. Also, you can find its use in the form of a simple garnish with the help of a twig.

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6) Used in the form of jelly and sauce.

This type of use is made in the American cuisine where they like to give their dish a touch with the help of mint jelly and sauce.

7) As a mouth freshener

This use is most common in the mouth freshener candies or chewing gum. Eventually, it helps in improving the smell of the breath.

Nutritional benefits:

Protein3.8 gFiber8gCarbohydrates15gPotassium569 mgSodium31 mg

Therefore, these were some health benefits and culinary uses of the mint herb. Eventually, if you want to explore more such herbs then visit our website Agrovatika.com. Also, don’t forget to follow us back on Facebook if you want to receive all the latest updates.

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