Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mint leaves.



Normally I'd drink mint tea that comes in a bag, but I love to have it with fresh mint leaves as well.


Mak said that its also good to eat it as ulam.




The nutritional value of mint

~ Mint contains a number of vitamins and minerals, which are vital to maintain a healthy body.

~ Mint is rich in Vitamins A and C and also contains smaller amounts of Vitamin B2.

~ Mint also contains a wide range of essential minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, potassium and calcium.


The medicinal properties of mint

* Medicinally to aid digestion and relieve indigestion, drinking a cup of peppermint tea after meal may help.

* The chemical compound menthol, which is obtained from peppermint oil, is well known for its healing properties on the chest and respiratory system.


Mint is also said and in many cases proven to:

* Relieve symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome by relaxing the muscles in and around the intestine.

* Act as a powerful antioxidant, protecting the body against the formation of cancerous cells.




* Inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria and fungus.

* Ease and unblock the breathing and respiratory passages and airways.

* Relieves the symptoms of colds and flu.

* Mint can help with nasal allergies.

* It can relieve congestion, head colds and headaches.

* Act as a mild sedative and has calming properties.

* Relieve minor aches and pains such as muscle cramps and sprains.

* Combat bad breath.

* Provides a cooling sensation to the skin and can help to treat minor burns, itching and skin irritations.

* Mint is a very good cleanser for the blood.

* Mint tea can help clear up skin disorders such as acne.

Source :

(Had this tea at a Lebanese restaurant)



Tips to brewing an excellent fresh mint tea :


* Drinking herbal mint tea reduces irritated bowel syndromes and cleanses the stomach.


Mint is used in a variety of ways, but the most common is through the brewing of mint tea.

Fresh mint tea can be made by pouring hot, but not boiling, water over fresh leaves of mint. When preparing mint tea, it is important that the preparation be covered while it is steeping to prevent the valuable volatile oils from evaporating.

Milk and sweetener can be used optionally.


* The anti-fungal properties associated with mint help in curing asthma and other allergic conditions.


* Mint helps in getting rid of headaches and migraines.




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Enjoy your mint tea!




:-)


13 comments:

  1. Salam..

    Ulam yg Pakwi suka pucuk ubi, pucuk gajus n ulam raja...
    bestkan..? tp jrg sgt cecah ngan budu...ada resdung..

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  2. I skrg tgh flu so I should get mintlah..
    Slalu beli mint utk buat nasi beriani je..Kalau minum mint tea pun, kat restoren arab je. Sedap sebenarnya tapi tak dipraktikkan di rumah..
    I should remind myself utk buat mint tea slalu for the health benefits.
    Thanks for sharing this dear :)

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  3. I like mint too. Sometimes when come together with cakes as decoration, I makan. Some people would rather put it aside. Thanks for the info! :)

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  4. Cheqna,
    My fav summer drink: lemon and mint with ice (summer kan?). Mint in laksa pun I like very much. So, bila nak hantar laksa ni? purrr....meow!

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  5. wah sedapnyer mint...makan ngan oti naan pun sedap...

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  6. Salam cheqna
    I love mint raw or cooked or in tea. Thanks for sharing.Very good article dear.

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  7. Macam pernah tengok pokok mint ni..tapi di mana ya ! Tak tahu itu la pokok mint walaupun pelik apsal rasanya (gigit daun tu) ada rasa mint. terima kasih, akhirnya saya tahu yang saya pernah tengok pokok mint rupanya.

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  8. Wonderful info. The tip on how to prepare the tea is very valuable, I normally use hot boiling water and never cover the glass!!!

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  9. Is the mint leaves mixed with normal tea or is it just mint tea?
    just curious.

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  10. cuci bersih bersih tau sis..
    takut ada pesticdes..

    people nowadays byk guna chemicals. hehe

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  11. i simply love mint tea... especially kalau gi restoran arab :)

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  12. Dear friends,

    thank u for the feed back and additional info given here..

    sorry for not replying to each comments, my eyes hurt due to eye infection, so have to take it easy.

    Hope you all have enjoyed the mint tea!

    :-)

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