One of My Favorite Anti-Acids

1 ) Cancerous Conditions: Current researches show that certain antioxidants present in mint may help buffer the acids that cause cancer.  These alkaline buffers act as powerful antioxidants, protecting the body against the formation of cancerous cells or the spoiling of healthy cells.

2 ) Mint is a very good cleanser of the Blood.

3 ) Cold & Flu : Relieves the symptoms of colds and flu that is caused by hyper-acidity.
The strong aroma of mint is very effective in opening up congestion of nose, throat, bronchi and lungs. As it cools and soothes throat, nose and other respiratory channels, it gives relief of acids that causes a cough. Many balms are based on this property of mint. Unlike other inhalers which are based on aerosols, those based on mint are more effective and eco-friendly too. Mint can help with the acids that cause nasal allergies.

4 ) Asthma: Regular use of mint is very beneficial for asthma patients, as it is a good relaxant and gives relief in congestion. But, over dosage may irritate as well. Ease and unblock the breathing and respiratory passages and airways of dietary and metabolic acids.

5 ) Digestion: Mint is a good appetizer and promotes alkalizing compounds to buffer acids, due to its typical aroma. It also soothes stomach acid in cases of indigestion, inflammation etc. This aroma of mint activates the saliva glands in our mouth as well as glands which secrete alkalizing compounds, thereby facilitating the neutralization of dietary acid. Thus it is extensively used in culinary. Relieves symptoms of acid indigestion, heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome by relaxing the muscles in and around the intestine.

6 ) Headache & Pain : Balms based on mint or simply mint oil, when rubbed on forehead and nose, gives quick relief in headache.

7) Relieve minor acidic aches and pains such as muscle cramps and sprains.

8 ) Oral Care: This is a well known property of mint. Being a germicidal and breathe freshener, it takes care of oral health by inhibiting harmful bacterial growth inside mouth and by cleaning tongue and teeth from dietary acids. Combats bad breath from dietary acids.

9 ) Skin Care : Mint tea can help clear up skin disorders such as acne. Provides a cooling sensation to the skin and can help to treat minor burns, itching and skin irritations. While mint oil is a good anti-septic and anti-pruritic, mint juice is an excellent skin cleanser. It soothes skin, cures acid outfections, itching etc., and is also good for pimples. Its anti-pruritic properties can be used for treating bites of insects like mosquitoes, honey-bees, hornets, wasps, gnats etc.

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