Mint is one of the most popular ingredients in both traditional Indian cuisine and native Indian medicine. This is because of the various pharmacological and therapeutic benefits of mint and mint-derivatives. From indigestion, weight gain, nausea, depression, fatigue to headache, asthma, memory loss, and skin care problems, mint is seen as an effective cure.
The pleasant aroma, which essentially comes from menthol oil found in mint, has made it a popular choice for both factory-produced and home-made mouth fresheners.
On the culinary side, Mint's pleasant aroma, strong flavor and medicinal properties has made it a popular ingredient in traditional Indian recipes. From beverages such as mint tea to appetizers, main course and dessert, mint has been used creatively in different parts of India. So the next time you have guests at home and are wondering how to give a twist to age-old recipes, think mint. The results will be mouth-watering!