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    November 25, 2019 1 min read

    Ayurveda and Mint
    What can you do with mint leaves?

    We have plenty of Mint in Lakshmis garden.

    Mint is called Pudina in Sanskrit. It is a hardy perennial famous for its fragrance. The aromatic menthol wakes up the senses and decongest the orifices of the head.
    It is also calming and relaxing for the digestion. There are many varieties, spearmint and peppermint are the two common ones.

    It’s Ayurvedic actions are:

    Deepana/ promotes Agni (digestive fire)
    Anulomana / promotes the downward flow of Vata
    Shiro Virechana / clears the head

    It has a balancing effect on all the three doshas, it is a cooling herb, with a katu (heating) vipaka (post digestive taste).

    Mint and some of its great benefits:

    1. Aids digestion, reduces gas, indigestion and irritable bowel
    2. Improves oral health by reducing harmful bacterial growth in the mouth.
    3. decongestant, great to use for steam inhalation.
    4. Treatment for cough and cold, throat irritation
    5. Cooling effect for your skin, useful for insect bites anti inflammatory

    How can you use Mint leaves
    1. Make a mint tea - add the leaves to boiling water and steep for 5-10 minutes
    2. Add it to your room temperature drinking water (best to leave it overnight)
    3. use mint infused water as a mist for your skin (fill it in a spray bottle and keep in the fridge)
    4. Use to gargle and rinse your mouth

    We hope you enjoy some ideas how to use mint 

    At Lakshmi shop we have fresh mint for you, mint tea, toothpaste, mouth wash, essential oils and more minty things 

    With love from the Lakshmi Ayurveda team