Pudina or Mint leaf Health benefits and Side Effects

Pudina or Mint leaf are the same thing but the name has been used in combined because mint in Bangla is Pudina. The scientific name of Pidina or Mint is Mentha. 

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

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

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 as palate cleanser by promoting our digestion. According to 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 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 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 headache 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 a 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 some one wants a quick relief from breathing problem, cough and any other respiratory disorder he or she should take 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 boiling in 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 affront of the  pot.
  4. When the water will come in a tolerable temperature. Try to gurgle it. If you can add some salt in the warm water it will be an added advantage.

Pudina or Mint leaf for Asthma:

Asthma patients faces trouble of respiratory or breathing problems. Using of mint is very beneficial for asthma patients. But it should be used in proper way. Because some patients faces adverse problem due to allergy reaction of pudina or mint leaf. Please read the side effects bellow to learn more.

The proper way of taking Mint benefits for asthma is 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 breast feeding almost every women experienced with the problem of nipple crack.

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

We know first six month of the new born 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 drive out nipple pain so that the mother feel relief.

A 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

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 antihelminthic effect of mint. Most of the child and adult people of India, Bangladesh and all over the world are suffering for the worms. Albendazol 20ml is the only medicine which helps to cure from worm attack.

A pharmaceutical journal Dhaka University published that mint leaf extract are the effective remedy for clearing worms from our body.[3]Thus to keep ourselves save 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 skin care. We can remove pimples by using 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 spot 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 mornig.

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

Mint leaf has the healing properties of cognitive function.

Pudina or mint leaf for cognative function

Pudina or mint leaf for cognative function

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

That study bring to book that the effects of pudina chewing gum has 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 the stress and intention. Bring a freshness in the breath and focus on a cheerful effect. So the players who takes 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 lower metabolic problem our cell can not absorb the nutrients. So that most of the nutrients transfer as traffic jam problems. The fats which cannot be burns our digestive enzymes causes the enhancement of our body weight.

We already have informed that mint is a great stimulate 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 recipe of pudina pata. In European and Indian cuisine it is used mostly. We can try it as vegetable, Mint chutney, Pudina rice and many other dishes.

Pudina or Mint leaf for Oral Care

Pepermint is the component which is widely used in the sector of oral care. Mint leaves has the quality of germ killing.

 mint for teeth

mint for teeth

It is also a well herb for giving a fresh breath in the mouth. Additional a cooling elements gives us the 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 mint 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 an excellent herb from the earliest history of Egypt, Rome and Greece. It is used as a remedy for Sinusitis and relieving nasal mucus membrane. For nasal congestion peppermint oil  is the ultimate herb that has been proved by a study.

When mucus attack on our maxillary membrane it day to day try to thicken in the empty places. As a result polyps and Sinusitis. To get relive 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 process that primarily proves that it is a well 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 does not has much adverse effects. Sometimes mints has been called as a natural antihistamine. But there are some adverse effect on allergy by mints. [6]

Some specialists say as it has antihelmintic, insect repellent properties so it should not be used before want of conception. It can be harmful for the woman who wants to concept a child. Even during the first few months of the pregnancy the pregnant woman should avoid much taking menthol. Just she can take the scent or aroma of mint to avoid the vomiting in the early pregnancy.

Finally, Mint’s adverse effect are not proved clinically. But there are a lot of clinical reference that shows 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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