Five New Ways to Use Mint Leaves

Five New Ways to Use Mint Leaves

Mint leaves, they are an integral part of Indian cuisine as they have a lot of health benefits. Can mint leaves be used for any other purpose other than cooking? Take a look at some of the fresh ways of using mint leaves like controlling pimples, natural anti-dandruff, etc.

Mint leaves are aromatic herbs that have a wide variety of health benefits. They are used widely in cooking, especially in Asia. Mint plays a vital role in British, American and Middle Eastern cuisine. Can mint leaves be used only in cooking? Are there other different and fresh ways to use mint leaves?

Different Ways to Use Mint Leaves:

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1. Mouthwash:

Are you spending lots of money for mouthwash? Here is a simple mouthwash that you can prepare with mint leaves. Boil 2 cups of water and add freshly chopped mint leaves to it. Let the water boil with the mint leaves for 5 minutes. Allow it to cool, remove the mint leaves and store the water in a container. A natural mouthwash that will keep your mouth fresh for hours.

2. Anti-dandruff:

Mint leaves can be used to remove dandruff. Take equal measures of water and apple cider vinegar. Put in a bunch of mint leaves in this mixture of water and apple cider vinegar. Strain it. Massage your scalp with this mix and leave it to dry. Do not wash the hair immediately; wash it the next day morning.

3. Combat ants, flea and mice:

Mint leaves are excellent to combat ants, flea and mice. Just sprinkle little mint leaves near the places where you often find these small insects and pests; you no longer have to worry about these insects.

4. Controls pimples:

Pimples is a major problem not only for teenagers, but for many adults too. It is possible to control pimples naturally by using mint leaves. Crush the mint leaves in a piece of muslin or any other soft cloth. Tie and hang this cloth; collect the extracted juice in a small container. Apply over the face and leave it for 10 minutes. Once dry, remove it by using a dampen cotton wool or a soft cloth. Wash your face. This can be used twice a week.

5. Cure acidity:

Prepare mint tea and add a spoon of honey and lemon juice to cure acidity. To prepare mint tea; boil water and put few fresh mint leaves in it. Let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Your mint tea is now ready.

Did you like these new ways of using mint leaves? Do you have any other ideas? Share it with me.

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Starpisces, posted this comment on Apr 19th, 2011

very good to know the benefits of mint leaves, I should plant them, I have a guy colleagues who has green hands, he plants a lot of leaves at the garden of our workplace, illegally, as he is not the gardener, one of the plants is mint leaves, maybe I should go and “borrow” (steal) some… lol.

Christine Ramsay, posted this comment on Apr 19th, 2011

Gosh! I didn’t realise mint was such a versatile herb. A very informative and well written piece.

Anj M, posted this comment on Apr 19th, 2011

Wow.. I dint know these uses.. :)

fagina, posted this comment on Apr 19th, 2011

I am going to use them on ants!

DR.VNS, posted this comment on Apr 19th, 2011

Great writing. I love the fragrance of fresh mint leaves.

CHAN LEE PENG, posted this comment on Apr 19th, 2011

I only know two of them, thanks for the info, anu.

CHIPMUNK, posted this comment on Apr 19th, 2011

most helpful ways

anndavey650, posted this comment on Apr 19th, 2011

I never knew mint was quite so versatile!

Angelgirlpj, posted this comment on Apr 19th, 2011

I knew I liked mint tea but didn’t realize it was so good for other things.

Jimmy Shilaho, posted this comment on Apr 19th, 2011

Amazing.

monica55, posted this comment on Apr 19th, 2011

A very informative post. Thanks for the share.
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Karen Gross, posted this comment on Apr 19th, 2011

Great information, thank you for sharing! I’m going to bookmark this article – I have 2 teenage girls, we will have to try #4 next time someone gets a pimple.

Shirley Shuler, posted this comment on Apr 19th, 2011

Thanks for this great information.

megamatt09, posted this comment on Apr 19th, 2011

I think the controlling of pimples would be the one that is the most useful.

LoveDoctor, posted this comment on Apr 19th, 2011

Good advice, useful tips.

Eunice Tan, posted this comment on Apr 19th, 2011

Mint is refreshing but i don’t like mint taste in cake.

Hettie, posted this comment on Apr 20th, 2011

An interesting article but very hard to read with the background colour,

Hettie, posted this comment on Apr 20th, 2011

Thank you for the article, I think it might be better than a mouse trap.As winter advances so the mice like warm places to sleep.

papaleng, posted this comment on Apr 20th, 2011

good thing you shared this info with us, I have some problems dealing with ants.

Muthusamy R, posted this comment on Apr 20th, 2011

The post presents very useful information. Thank you

Rhodora Bande, posted this comment on Apr 20th, 2011

This is great info. Will surely be a big help on the household budget for those who have access to this plant.

Ruby Hawk, posted this comment on Apr 20th, 2011

Great advice, I love the scent of mint, I use it in tea and cooking, but didn\\\’t know about the remedies.

shelpeare, posted this comment on Apr 20th, 2011

Very informative. I guess that plant was “mint” to be useful.

Dee Gold, posted this comment on Apr 20th, 2011

wow thank for the info

Dee Gold, posted this comment on Apr 20th, 2011

thanks for the info

LCM Linda, posted this comment on Apr 20th, 2011

Interesting topic. I drank mint tea using tea bag, but didn’t know that mint leaves have so many uses. Learn new things. Thanks!

Sharif Ishnin, posted this comment on Apr 21st, 2011

Excellent tips. I like this.

pruelpo, posted this comment on Apr 21st, 2011

This is a miraculous mint. Interesting article friend.

elnavann, posted this comment on Apr 21st, 2011

Thanks – I have different mints in my garden – I did not know it was good for fleas. The dog might gain a minty smell

mona rastogi, posted this comment on Apr 22nd, 2011

good sharing

J M Lennox, posted this comment on Apr 22nd, 2011

I wasn’t aware about using mint as a repellent for mice, ants and fleas. A very good share. Thank you Anuradha. :-)

Minister Marlene, posted this comment on Apr 23rd, 2011

Mint leaves smell so good. I love to make tea and Mom use to grow them. I didn’t know about all these uses. Thank you! All I knew is that it was good for the stomach.

yes me, posted this comment on Apr 24th, 2011

Like this post cheers

CA Johnson, posted this comment on Apr 25th, 2011

This was a very helpful article. I had no idea that mint leaves could help for pests. I get ants during the Spring season so this tip is very helpful.

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