Mint is not dangerous for a man, and even useful
There are many prejudices, and one of them says: mint for a man is a plant that can cause some harm. In particular, have a negative effect on potency. However, mint is not so terrible for a man as its excessive consumption, which also applies to any other products and preparations. After all, even having recognized the benefits of vitamin C can cause disorders or an allergic reaction when overdose. Of course, there are studies that mint for a man is a plant that lowers testosterone levels. But there are also reverse results, which show that under its influence the amount of estrogen in women decreases. All these processes can occur only in a situation of systematic consumption of mint in unlimited quantities, the probability of which is extremely small.
What do we know about mint?
This plant today can be found both in cultural and wild form.There are several types of food: lemon, curly, pepper, apple. Peppermint is a perennial plant of the Labia family. Its modern name came from the myths of ancient Greece. Wild mint grows mainly on wet and fresh soils in forests, meadows and glades, in floodplains of rivers and reservoirs, in swampy areas, among crops.
Composition and used parts
Regardless of whether mint is needed for a man or a woman, it is harvested at the moment when half of the inflorescences have already blossomed, and the second is still a bud. Used grass and leaves of this plant. The first as a raw material for the production of essential oil, the second (after threshing from the stems) - as a ready-to-use drug that can retain healing properties for two years. The most optimal composition from a therapeutic point of view is peppermint. Its beneficial properties are primarily due to the content of valeric, ursolic, acetic and oleic acid, pinene, limonene, cineole, pulegon, phellandrene and other terpenoids and, of course, menthol. Also in its leaves are tannins, carotene, betaine, hesperidin and trace elements (manganese, copper, strontium, etc.).
There are many indications for which mint can be used. The benefits of consumption are observed in the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract: flatulence, nausea, vomiting in pregnant women, colic and other diseases that have spasmodic symptoms. It also helps with liver disorders: hepatitis, cholecystitis, gallstone disease, cholangitis. As a therapeutic and prophylactic agent, it can be used for insomnia, a variety of neurotic conditions. Mint has an anesthetic and antiseptic effect. This is mainly due to the presence of menthol, which is also used in the form of a weak reflex vasodilator with angina and ailments, accompanied by spasms of cerebral vessels in the head. Mint extract is included in the composition of laxatives. It is included in the oral hygiene products.