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Natural Farmacy: Health Guide: Ingredients: Mint: Health Conditions

Mint  Mentha
The mint family includes numerous species and hundreds of different varieties.

In studies, mint reduces the growth of bacteria and fungus in the body.

Promotes healthy digestion by stimulating the saliva glands to secrete enzymes that aid in the breaking down of foods.

Has the ability to calm stomach cramps and other complaints because of its anti-spasmodic effect on the muscle of the digestive tract.

Fresh mint juice applied externally cleanses and stimulates the skin. It naturally contains salicylic acid which helps to cure acne.

Contains the phytonutrient called perillyl alcohol which has been shown in studies to act as a cancer preventative.

Native to the Mediterranean.

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