5 SUR­PRIS­ING FACTS ABOUT MINT

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1 Eat­ing a lit­tle mint can aid your di­ges­tion, as can its aroma alone!

2 Men­thol is the chem­i­cal com­pound that gives mint its dis­tinc­tive cool­ing sen­sa­tion.

3 Pep­per­mint tea has a sooth­ing e ect on the gut. This can help re­duce symptoms of ir­ri­ta­ble-bowel syn­drome and mild indigestio­n.

4 Although tech­ni­cally not a mint, Viet­namese mint is a tra­di­tional cure for Bud­dhist monks seek­ing to re­press their sex­ual urges.

5 Mint and mus­tard have some similariti­es in their molec­u­lar struc­tures. As a re­sult, they make a sur­pris­ingly tasty flavour match!

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