Pudina is also known as brown mint, garden mint and lady’s mint. It is a rich source of polyphenols and has a characteristic aromatic odor and pungent taste.
Pudina aids in digestion and helps in weight management due to its carminative (relieves gas) and antispasmodic property. Chewing Pudina leaves helps in getting relief from bloating and gas. Pudina tablets and pudina drops also helps in indigestion. It might also help in improving brain functions by preventing cell damage due to its antioxidant property. The essential oils present in it might be beneficial for toothache due to their cooling property. Drinking Pudina tea on a regular basis helps in weight loss by improving the metabolism due to its antioxidant properties.
Pudina leaf powder when applied on skin along with rose water helps to get rid of acne, scars and spots due to its anti-inflammatory property. Applying fresh Pudina leaf paste on skin also helps in managing boils and skin infections due to its antimicrobial property.
It is advisable to use Pudina oil in a diluted form along with some carrier oil like coconut oil to avoid irritation of the skin.
Pudina : Mentha viridis, Pudinaa, Spear-Mint, Garden Mint, Phudino, Pudeenaa, Parari pudina, Rocani, Podinakah, Putiha