The mother tincture of mint is useful for problems related to indigestion, intestinal disorders, headache, nausea and motion sickness. Let’s find out better.
Properties of the mother tincture of mint
Thanks to the properties of its active ingredients, mint is refreshing and aids in digestion. Mint is attributed with carminative, digestive, expectorant and anesthetic properties.
The effects of the plant, therefore of the corresponding mother tincture, are due to the presence of an essential oil, menthol, which gives it the typical odor and is an excellent stimulant of gastric activity, therefore a valid ally against digestive problems and spasms of the smooth muscle of the gastrointestinal tract.
Other constituents are menton, tannins, puletone, resins and bitter substances. Antiseptic and refreshing, mint is also useful for fighting halitosis.
Description of the plant
The plant belongs to the Mentha genus and the Labiate family. Over 600 varieties of mint are known, the plant tends to cross spontaneously giving rise to new varieties.
It is a herb now widespread all over the world, from Europe, whose cultivation began in 1750 in England, has in fact spread to Asia, North America and Australia, and is grown mainly in countries with a temperate climate. Mediterranean, where it also grows spontaneously.
Perennial stoloniferous herbaceous plant with rhizomatous roots that develop deeply in the ground, grows at low altitudes and up to 1800 meters in height. The different varieties of mint are divided according to their height which is between 30 centimeters and over one meter.
How to prepare the mother tincture of mint
The mother tincture of mint is a hydroalcoholic preparation obtained by cold maceration in hydroalcoholic solvent, obtained from the leaves of the plant, fresh or dried.
The mother tincture of mint contains the active principles of the plant unaltered, so it is useful in cases of hypotension, mild hepatopancreatic insufficiency, atony, dyspepsia; aerophagia, gastric spasms, irritable bowel, intestinal fermentation and difficult digestion; bronchitis, cough with phlegm, rhinitis, sinusitis; cystitis; headaches, halitosis, nausea and vomiting, motion sickness.
Usually 30 drops diluted in a little water or other drink 2 or 3 times a day are used, always following the advice of a doctor or an expert.