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Yes: Peppermint tea in small amounts especially can be helpful to digestion. Probiotics can help. A homeopathic remedy called cocyntal may also help. It is generally more helpful to get to the bottom of why the baby has indigestion. It could be something in your diet if you are breastfeeding or formula issues if formula feeding. ...Read more
I want to make a healthy toothpaste with mint extract, baking soda and glycerine. Is glycerine bad for teeth?I heard it coats and damages them.
Neutral: Mints can make your breath improved. The usually do add calories to your diet although this is small. If you use them regularly your should brush your teeth regularly but this is true whether you use mints or not. Handing them out is a good way to make friends and that is good for your psychological well being. ...Read more
Digestion and...: Like other types of mint Ginger mint is often used for digestive disorders and also as an antiseptic, for fevers and headaches. See http://www.herbalpedia.com/mint,%20Ginger.pdf for more on Ginger mint and http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/10/14/peppermint-health-benefits.aspx for information about the uses of mint in general. ...Read more
Allergy to mint: Yes you can be allergic to mint. You can be allergic to anything that has molecules big enough to bind to the reactive site on an antigen-presenting cell and capable of stimulating antibody production. Just sneezing when you eat peppermints is not a definite sign of allergy, though. Just as hot sauce opens your nasal passages, peppermint stimulates the nose chemically. ...Read more
No: Mint may cover up the harsh smell of whatever it is you are smoking but it is never a good idea to smoke at all. The mint will not protect you from the harm being done by smoking. If you cannot tolerate the smoke unless it is mint flavored, then this is a good time to consider quitting. ...Read more
Possibly irritant: Anytime you are inhaling some form of smoke into your airway it has potential to be a respiratory irritant. Why chance it? ...Read more