Thursday, January 3, 2008

Mint for Aroma ,Healing & Beauty

For centuries, mint has been enjoyed for its wonderful aroma,its great taste and healing powers.
Mint contains plenty of vitamins and is rich in several minerals. Though it has been a part of of the Indian cuisine for long,it has also been used in healing ailments. It is valued for its ruminative properties and improving appetite besides helping prevent asthmatic attacks and reducing congestion in the air passages. Often used as a mouth freshener it also cures hoarseness. Mint is a great beauty aid as can be seen below :

Pimple pack using Mint:

  • 1/4 bunch of mint leaves
  • 1/4 tsp of fresh turmeric paste
  • 1/4 cup of oatmeal powder
  • 1/4 tsp of sandal wood paste
  • Blend all the ingredients and store in a refrigerator for 5 minutes. Apply the cool paste twice daily on heat boils and pimples. Wash this paste off with some cucumber juice and then with water.

Mint Cleanser :

  • 1/4 bunch of mint leaves
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 2 tsp of green gram powder
  • Wash mint leaves well and grind along with cucumber.Add green gram powder and form a thick paste like consistency. Apply on face and neck. Those with dry skin could massage or gently rub the paste over face and neck. Wash off with Luke warm water and then splash some chilled water. It is very refreshing and useful for both oily and dry skin conditions.

Mint for Fresh breath :

  • 1/2 cup Mint leaves
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Grind the two in a mixer adding water. Then sieve the mixer and gargle the syrup two to three times. Even simply chewing mint leaves helps. Both the methods help in effectively removing mouth odor and keep the mouth fresh.

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