Why eating of Pudina every day?
Pudina or pudina chutney is packed with vitamins and minerals, which are beneficial for many diseases and disorders. Pudina is known since ancient times for its cooling effect & sensation and digestive properties. Mint is also associated with varied medicinal uses and benefits. More or less, all the dietitians are agreed that pudina has very powerful antioxidants and plays an effective role to manage blood sugar, asthma, cough, and beauty purposes. It is also beneficial to make the metabolism faster thus good for weight loss. Mint is also used for beauty purposes like removing pimples, acne, and makes your skin healthier and younger.
Nutritional value of Pudina
Many important nutrients are present in pudina, which makes it one of the most sought after herbs not to be missed out. 3 grams of pudina contains energy (2.24cal), protein (0.12g), carbohydrate (0.48g), fat (0.03) and fiber (0.26g). It also contains trace amounts of potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, calcium, vitamin C, iron, and vitamin A. It also contains some important antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
What are the uses of pudina?
Pudina is a refreshing and energizing herb, which gives you different feelings. It is used for multiple purposes. It is used both in dried and fresh forms. Some of the important healthy uses of it are:
The best use of pudina is making of Chutney
To add flavor I Biryani
What are the benefits of pudina?
- Enhances digestion: As per the research study, it has been found that pudina contains a biochemical substance called menthol, which is antiseptic and antibacterial. Due to these properties, it is good for an upset stomach and also beneficial in case of indigestion and constipation.
- Weight loss: The medicinal herb is also quite popular for weight loss. The eating of mint ensures the stimulation of digestive enzymes, which enable better absorption of nutrients from food. This proper assimilation and absorption of foods make the metabolic process faster. The process of speed up metabolism is responsible for weight loss.
- Prevents pimples and acne: Pudina is known for anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, which help to fight against acne and pimples. The leaves of pudina contain a high amount of salicylic acid, which is excellent in combating acne action. Pudina gives the skin glow on multiple fronts i.e. skin cleanser, youthful skin, fairer skin, etc. Because of the presence of a high amount of antioxidants, mint is quite effective to give your face a youthful look. Apply the paste of crushed leaves and honey and left it for 20 minutes followed by washing it with warm water is beneficial in giving your look younger.
- Fight depression: Pudina has a refreshing smell, which helps to rejuvenate your body and mind. It regulates cortisol levels thereby helpful in combating stress. Its aroma is also quite relaxing. It has been also found that it releases a small amount of serotonin in the brain that helps to beat depression.
- Oral health: The chewing of mint leaves is effective to get relief from bad breath that is happened due to germicidal properties. The regular use of it helps to prevent bacterial growth in the mouth thus prevents plaque formation in the teeth. Because of its numerous oral benefits, it is being used in the manufacturing of many types of toothpaste.
- Respiratory problems (Asthma & Common cold): Pudina has anti-inflammatory properties, which is good for asthmatic patients. The eating of leaves is helpful for relieving respiratory congestion. The leaves vapor are beneficial to clear congestion of the nose, throat, bronchi, and lungs including chronic cough.
- Reduces breastfeeding pain: Breastfeeding mothers generally experience cracked nipples, which cause great pain. In many studies, it has been found that applying pudina oil or its water helps to relieve such pain also prevents cracked nipples.
Side effects of pudina
The patient with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) shouldn’t use digestive ease. It may exaggerate the GERD symptoms.
Take peppermint oil in excess is toxic.
Pure menthol is poisonous therefore it is recommended not for internal consumption.
The use of mint oil should be avoided on kids’ faces as it may cause spasm and result in difficulty breathing.
How to store pudina leaves?
Pudina leaves may be dried if they kept outside freeze. But now the question arises that how it should be kept in the freeze. It is better to keep in the freeze by covering with paper. Before covering, one should ensure to remove the dirt or wanted leaves or decay leaves. Secondly, it can be dried and may be kept in an airtight container.