Pudina or Mint leaf Health benefits and Side Effects

Pudina or Mint leaf are the same things but the name has been used in combined because mint in Bangla is Pudina. The scientific name of Pidina or Mint is Mentha. Let us see the Pudina or Mint leaf Health benefits and Side Effects

In Category, Mints are an aromatic, rarely annual, nearly perennial plant. They have largely spreading underground stolons and erect, square, branched stems.

The leaves square measure organized in opposite pairs, from rectangular to lance-like, typically downy, and with a serrate margin. The fruit may be a nut, containing one to four seeds.

Pudina Mint Leaf

Pudina Mint Leaf

In history, Pudina is an herb that has been used for thousands of years for its remarkable herbal properties. China, India and many other civilizations are familiar with Pudina or Mint.

Commercially, It produces peppermint oil which spreads to the global market where products like toothpaste, breath fresheners, chewing gum, inhalers and candy are made of it. In those products, mint has been used at large. We are familiar with the refreshing properties of mint.

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Pudina or Mint leaf Health Benefits

The health benefits of pudina patta or mint have been described below:

Pudina or Mint leaf for Digestion

Mint is a great herb for our stomach. It is an appetizer. We can call it a palate cleanser by promoting our digestion. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,

It is a great herb for irritable bowel syndrome. It also soothes stomachs aches. So we can say that in the case of indigestion peppermint is an absolute herb.

Pudina or Mint leaf Nausea & Headache

The most effective remedy for nausea is Mint. It is a quick and great remedy for vomiting. The vomiting of early pregnancy has been successfully treated by the mint. Still few research want to clear about the effectiveness of Mint leaf for the treatment of nausea during early pregnancy.[1]

Many products like balms, chewing tablets for the treatment of headaches are available in the market. Simply the raw leaves can be used in case of headache. By boosting the leaves rub the paste to your forehead to get quick relief from headache.

Pudina or Mint leaf for Respiratory Disorders and Coughs

Mint opens the air code slightly so that the sufferer of respiratory problems like bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia feel relief after taking it. The strong aroma of pudina is very effective in freshening our nose, bronchi, lungs and throat.

When someone wants quick relief from breathing problems, coughs and any other respiratory disorder he or she should take the help of pudina or mint. In this case, the process of treatment will be

  1. Boil the 5 leaves in 300 ml water.
  2. after 5 minutes of boiling at 120° C or more take out the water from the stove.
  3. Now take the vapor of the warm/hot water through your nose and let the vapors enter into your nose by breathing in affront of the pot.
  4. When the water will come at a tolerable temperature. Try to gurgle it. If you can add some salt to the warm water it will be an added advantage.

Pudina or Mint leaf for Asthma:

Asthma patients face trouble with respiratory or breathing problems. Using mint is very beneficial for asthma patients.

But it should be used in a proper way. Because some patients face adverse problems due to allergy reactions to pudina or mint leaf. Please read the side effects below to learn more.

The proper way of taking Mint benefits for asthma is by taking it with warm water. The above-mentioned way which has been discussed in the point just before this point can be applied.

Pudina Mint leaf for Nipple Crack

During breastfeeding, almost every woman experienced the problem of nipple crack.

How we can cure our nipple crack? “Nipple crack compelled me to stop my breastfeeding!” These are the common question and problems of most mothers.

We know first six months of a newborn child are very important. In this period the breast milk is the only food or supplement for the beautiful child’s health. But nipple crack causes the disturbance of feeding them mother’s milk.

What is the way of avoiding or curing nipple crack? How mint can cure nipple crack? Pudina or mint leaf can help to cure nipple crack or damage. It also drives out nipple pain so that the mother feels relief.

Research in Tabriz hospital in Iran proves that the women or mothers who use peppermint water in their breast are less affected by nipple crack than the mothers who did not use Pudina or mint oil or water.[2]

Pudina or Mint leaf, Root and stem as antihelminthic

The menthol root extract is the best herb for paralyzing and killing worms.

Antihemintic effect of Pudina

Antihemintic effect of Pudina

There is a great sign of the antihelminthic effect of mint. Most of the child and adult people of India, Bangladesh and all over the world are suffering from the worms. Albendazole 20ml is the only medicine that helps to cure worm attacks.

A pharmaceutical journal Dhaka University published that mint leaf extract are an effective remedy for clearing worms from our body.[3]Thus to keep ourselves safe from worms we have to inhale the extract of Pudina or Mint leaf.

Pudina or Mint leaf for Skin Care and Pimples

Pudina or Mint Leaf is a strong property for skincare. We can remove pimples by using its paste in our faces. To get the top benefits we have to remain more than 10 minutes after rubbing the leave’s paste in our faces.

Again to remove the marks and spots of pimples we can use the following system.

  1. Take 6 leaves of Pudina
  2. bring out the extract
  3. put them on the affected area
  4. keep it for 2/3 ours
  5. If it is possible use it before bedtime and wash it after waking in the morning.

Moreover, mint oil is a great antiseptic. It has also anti-pruritic material. Pudina extract is an excellent skin cleanser. By dint of anti-infectious and anti-itching properties, it helps to smooth our skin.

The aroma of pudina strongly drives out some insects. Many types of insects can not tolerate the scent of mint so it can be used as a good insect repellent. It has anti-pruritic properties by which we can treat insect bites like those of honeybees, hornets, mosquitoes, wasps, and gnats.

Pudina or Mint leaf for Cognitive function

Mint leaf has the healing properties of cognitive function.

Pudina or mint leaf for cognative function

Pudina or mint leaf for cognitive function

Alertness, Memory loss healing and some other problems can be cured by mint leaves. A study by the College of Saint Roads in 2011 published that Peppermint Chewing gum has a great impact on our cognitive function.

That study brings to the book that the effects of pudina chewing gum have improved alertness and cognitive function. It found that students who frequently use chewing gum what’s major element is menthol, had higher levels of cognitive retention and mental response than those who did not.[4]

It also drives away stress and intention. Bring a freshness in the breath and focus on a cheerful effect. So the players who take chewing gum suffer less anxiety than the players who do not take it.

Pudina or Mint leaf for Weight Loss

There are many ways of weight loss.

Mint Chutney

Mint Chutney

But what are the proper and fruitful ways of weight loss? Because of the lower metabolic problems our cells can not absorb the nutrients. So that most of the nutrients transfer as traffic jam problems.

The fats which cannot burn our digestive enzymes cause the enhancement of our body weight.

We already have informed that mint is a great stimulating property and it helps to absorb fat and by burning it that produces body energy. Thus we should add mints leaves or Pudina pata in our diet to enjoy a slim figure.

There are many food recipes of pudina pata. In European and Indian cuisine it is used mostly. We can try it as a vegetable, Mint chutney, Pudina rice and many other dishes.

Pudina or Mint leaf for Oral Care

Peppermint is the component that is widely used in the sector of oral care. Mint leaves have the quality of germ-killing.

 mint for teeth

mint for teeth

It is also a good herb for giving a fresh breath in the mouth. Additional cooling elements give us a feeling of rejuvenation.

So bacteria and other germ is the main cause of dental diseases like cavities. As a result, mint is the triple one oral solution. We can rub raw pudina or mint leaf in our teeth to get rid of bacteria.

So now a days mint is the common element of toothpaste, chewing gum, mouthwash and many other mints for teeth products like that. Mint products also guaranteed the whitening of the teeth.

Pudina or Mint leaf for Nasal Sinus

Mint has been used as an excellent herb from the earliest history of Egypt, Rome and Greece. It is used as a remedy for Sinusitis and relieving the nasal mucus membrane. For nasal congestion, peppermint oil is the ultimate herb that has been proved by a study.

When mucus attacks our maxillary membrane it day to day tries to thicken in the empty places. As a result polyps and Sinusitis. To get relief from the problem peppermint oil can be used.[5]

Mint leaf for Cancer

Pudina or Mint leaf has the antioxidant quality. Some research is still under the process that primarily proves that it is a good herb for cancer prevention. More research still needed for the clear news of its effectiveness of cancer treatment. We will add the proven journals very soon when it will release.

Side Effects

Though it has been called that the herbal properties do not have many adverse effects. Sometimes mints have been called as a natural antihistamine. But there are some adverse effects on allergy by mints. [6]

Some specialists say as it has antihelmintic, insect repellent properties so it should not be used before wanting of conception. It can be harmful to the woman who wants to concept a child.

Even during the first few months of the pregnancy, the pregnant woman should avoid taking menthol. Just she can take the scent or aroma of mint to avoid vomiting in early pregnancy.

Finally, the Mint’s adverse effects are not proved clinically. But there are a lot of clinical references that show that Pudina or Mint leaf are really good for our health.


1. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24659261)

2.  http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1746-4358-2-7.pdf

3.  http://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JPharma/article/viewArticle/220

4.  http://psych.cf.ac.uk/home2/smith/206.pdf

5.  http://www.highlighthealth.com/cold-and-flu/sinus-congestion/

6.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26563681

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