The Many Health Benefits of Fresh Mint Leaves

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7. Hay Fever Relief

A preclinical study found that extracts of peppermint leaves stop histamine release in the body, which means that it could be clinically effective in stopping hay fever or reducing the symptoms of allergic rhinitis.


8. Prostate Cancer Protection

Preclinical studies show that peppermint has certain compounds, such as menthol, that slow the growth of prostate cancer.


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9. Stops Chemo-Induced Nausea

Peppermint oil was found in a 2013 study to reduce the nausea that accompanies chemotherapy, and at a much cheaper price than pharmaceutical-based treatments.


10. Promotes Oral Health

Peppermint oil makes a superior mouthwash, killing the germs that cause bad breath, along with streptococcus driven biofilm that are associated with dental cavities. Peppermint leaves were used during the middle ages to whiten teeth and fight bad breath. Find out more natural remedies for oral health.


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