Pudina

“Pudina aids indigestion. It has carminative and antispasmodic properties. Chewing pudina helps in getting relief from bloating and gas. The essential oils present in pudina can be beneficial for toothache problems”

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Pudina or mint is one of the oldest culinary herbs known to humans. Besides its remarkable medicinal properties, Indians have been using it in chutneys, raitas, and sherbets. Pudina is a rich source of polyphenols and has a distinct taste and aromatic odour.

“Pudina leaves are low on calories and contain very low amounts of proteins and fats. It has an enormous amount of vitamins A, C, and B-complex that enhance skin and boost . Another nutritional benefit of pudina is that it is rich in iron, potassium, and manganese that increase haemoglobin, and improves brain function,” said Dr Saurabh Arora, Inventor Pudhinaa and Snec30, director at Arbro Pharmaceuticals.

He adds that pudina aids indigestion. It has carminative and antispasmodic properties. Chewing pudina helps in getting relief from bloating and gas. The essential oils present in pudina can be beneficial for toothache problems.

Treats asthma – Regularly taking pudina can ease chest congestion. The methanol in pudina acts as a decongestant, it helps loosen mucous collected in the lung and also shrinks swollen membranes in the nose to allow you to breathe easier. While using pudina, make sure that you don’t overdose it, otherwise, your air passage will become irritated.

*Cures headache – Pudina contains menthol that can help relax muscles and ease the pain. Applying pudina juice on your forehead and temples can give you relief from headache. Also, balms of pudina base or mint oil are effective in curing headaches.