The menthol quality of mint water has been shown to help clear nasal passages. Studies show that Mint Margarita may help reduce the bacteria within the mouth that causes bad breath.
From boosting digestion to keeping your breath fresh for longer, mint is packed with a number of benefits that make it more than just a mocktail, chutney, or raita ingredient. It is very cooling and aids in digestion and breathing disorders too.
Here we have a delightful and refreshing summer drink, Mint Margarita, with a detailed recipe.
Ingredients of Mint Margarita Drink:
1. 1 cup of pudina (mint leaf)
2. 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
3. Kala namak (black salt) ½ teaspoon
4. Namak (salt) ¼ teaspoon or taste
5. 2-3 tablespoons of sugar or taste
6. Soda water 500ml
7. Ice cube
How to make mint margarita:
- In a food processor, mix water, sugar, salt, mint, lemon juice, and ice cubes and pulse until the ice is completely broken.
2. Fill each glass halfway with sprites or 7Up and pour the mint mixture until the glass is full.
3. Stir the two liquids together to combine the flavors.
4. Decorate the rim of the glass with lemon slices or place mint leaves on top of the drink.
5. Eat immediately. Mint: the all-rounder herb
Mint: the all-rounder herb
Do mint leaves have plenty of benefits other than cooling and refreshing breath? Take A Look!
1. A curative herb, mint helps soothe the digestive tract, which is why it is so often administered as a herbal tea for gastrointestinal problems. It also eliminates toxins from the body, cleaning the stomach, liver, and blood.
2. The mint plant has sedative effects and disinfectant properties in the form of menthol, limonene, menthone, vitamin C, and other antibiotic compounds.
3. Mint leaves are ideal for relieving symptoms of asthma, flu, and bronchitis owing to their antispasmodic properties.
4. The menthol found in mint is a vasodilator of the nasal mucous membrane and helps treat sinus problems.
5. Inhalation of the leaves clears mucous and relaxes the nerves. It also alleviates dry coughs, sore throats, colds, allergies, and chest congestion.
6. Mint oil is used to ameliorate depression, stress, fatigue, and headaches, by massaging it over the chest, neck, and temples. It has also been recommended for rheumatism, acne, blackheads, and ear inflammation.
7. The scent of plants has been shown to reduce anxiety and enhance mental performance and attention. Therefore, drinking peppermint tea is ideal for students and employees who work long hours.