Pudina is the most traditionally used herb in Ayurveda. It has various health benefits. Ayurvedic physicians recommend pudina leaves and its preparations for indigestion. It has antibacterial and antifibrile properties. Essential oils and menthol are extracted from pudina plant. The oil is an effective treatment for headache, cough, colic and vomiting
Pudina acts as a good blood cleanser. It is antibacterial and antiseptic.
Applying pudina leaves paste on the face will reduce the growth of pimples.
Pudina is an effective remedy for mouth ulcers, swollen gums and toothaches.
Crushed leaves of pudina are used to treat insect bites.
Fresh pudina leaves are crushed and sniffed for relief from dizziness.
Fresh leaves should be heated on a low flame. Pound the leaves and apply when still warm on the paining joints and muscles.
Soak 2 tbsp of chopped pudina leaves in hot water for 30 minutes and strain. It is ready to use as a mouthwash.