>Calorific Value - 48 (values per 100 gms)
>Small amounts of Vitamin B complex and good amount of Vitamin D and E
Origin and Distribution
Mint is a popular spice, used extensively in Indian cooking.It is native of temperate Europe.Ancient Romans and Greeks knew about this plant.
It is used for preparation of carminative medicines by ancient Greek Physicians. Mint is now been introduced in all parts of the world and it widely grows in indonesia.
Natural Benefits Of Mint
The fresh and dried leaves are used for mint sauce and jelly and to flavour foods.
Mint oil is used in chewing gum, tooth paste and in confectionery and pharmaceutical preparation.
Mint is much valued as a carminative which relieves gastric discomforts, stimulant, antispasmodic which relieves muscle strain and stomachic for improving appetite.
Used as an ingredient of most drugs prescribed for stomach ailments. It is good for the liver and helps dissolve gravel in the kidneys and bladder.