Today we enjoy a host of pharmacological treatments for what ails you, but just a hundred years or so, medicinal treatments were concocted of what is found in nature. Naturally, as new offerings of treatments became available – advanced treatments that came from the laboratory, not the backyard or woods – people were anxious to try these new treatments. And that is not a bad thing, but there is a whole world of natural and readily available plants or plant parts that are just as effective, if not better, than some of the commercial prescriptions from your doctor. Mint is one of those things. It has more uses that you can imagine.
1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a debilitating condition that affects the intestines and causing either extreme uncontrolled diarrhea or constipation. Sufferers have painful bouts of cramping, stomach pain, and bloating. Mint is a natural way to relieve the symptoms of IBS. Use fresh mint in a tea or added to salad, fruit salad, or soup. Peppermint aids digestion and eases gas pains (most OTC gas meds contain peppermint); it helps you digest your food faster and relaxes the muscles in your intestines.