Mint capsules are mainly used for treating gastric discomforts. Mints are herbal plants and belong to a family of plants known as Lamiaceae or Labiatae. They are perennial in nature and grow like weeds preferably in damp soils and wet surroundings. The leaves of these plants are very aromatic and have a refreshing taste. There are a variety of mint plants and peppermint, scientifically known as Mentha Piperita, is the most commonly used mint plant for medicinal purposes. The use of peppermint as a natural remedy for indigestion can be dated back to ancient Egyptian and Greek times. Peppermint is available in the market as enteric-coated capsules and soft gelatin capsules.
The main active component of peppermint is menthol, which has been proven to have soothing and many healing properties. The most important health benefits of the mint capsules are as follows:
1. The mint leaves have the capacity to induce digestive glands to produce required amounts of digestive enzymes and therefore mint capsules are regarded as excellent digestive stimulants. These are very effective in curing many gastric discomforts like indigestion and acidity.
2. Mint has the ability to relax the stomach muscles ensuring a good bile flow, which in turn facilitates the digestive process.
3. Peppermint has antispasmodic qualities and can be used to reduce intestinal spasms.
4. Mint also has antiviral and antibacterial abilities.
5. This herbal plant contains many essential vitamins and minerals that are required for a healthy body.
6. Enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules are very effectual for treating abdominal pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. They can also relieve many symptoms of this disease.
7. This plant does have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects and is reported to have anti-ulcer activity.
8. Mint is also an excellent antioxidant and a good blood cleanser.
1. Stomach upset.
2. Gastric disorders like gastritis, enteritis, stomach cramps, Crohn’s disease, peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome.
3. Digestive problems like heartburn, acidity, flatulence, dyspepsia, and dyspeptic headaches.
6. Cholecystitis or inflammation of gall bladder.
7. Gall bladder stones.
8. Painful menstruation.
9. Viral diseases like common cold, influenza, herpes simplex and mumps.
11. Ear ache.
12. Bad breath.
13. Anxiety problems.
1. Mint is commonly used to treat gingivitis.
2. The capsules are helpful in curing stomach aches.
3. It is also used for treating acne.