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Why is putting mint in your water good for you?

Why is putting mint in your water good for you?

Myths: Not sure where you heard this. But, there are no health consequences or benefits to this practice. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to be allergic to mint?

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

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Would it be fine to smoke things using a mint leaf to roll it?

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

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What negative health effects of smoking mint leaves are there?

What negative health effects of smoking mint leaves are there?

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

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Why Everytime I chew mint gum & eat after it makes my food taste Wierd & diffrent ?

Why Everytime I chew mint gum & eat after it makes my food taste Wierd & diffrent ?

Normal: the flavoring of the gum coats your taste buds and has to be overcome by the food you are eating. so you will have a strange taste for awhile. ...Read more

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Sir Then me pass urine after a few mints some drops of urine passed that i did,t controle?

Sir Then me pass urine after a few mints some drops of urine passed that i did,t controle?

Here are some ...: From what described, though not quite clear, I guessed you've experienced few annoying drops of urine dripping out of your penis after zipping in. This phenomenon is called postvoid dribbling, which commonly happens to the elderly men but to few young too. To help such, you need to milk your urethra by wiping and pressing your urethra from way behind the sac toward penile tip for 2-4 x until dry. ...Read more

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This may seem odd but my burps taste like mints and I have had no mints ?? What could be causing this ?

Reflux?: I would ask is this a routine problem or once in awhile? Sounds like some reflux. Have your tried TUMS (calcium carbonate) or other OTC meds? ...Read more

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When i was anger my BP 167/90 and then after taking rest for 5 mints BP 131/81. Is the normal behaviour of BP ?

When i was anger my BP 167/90 and then after taking rest for 5 mints BP  131/81. Is the normal behaviour of BP ?

Yes: Emotional states such as anger can cause a temporary rise in blood pressure. BP can vary quite a bit during every day, i suggest taking your BP daily for a week. Your systolic [upper] pressure is elevated but the more important diastolic [lower] number if okay. ...Read more

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Hello,from two or three days my food is not digesting correctly i use mint coffe after food plz suggest some medicine or give me household advise?

Hello,from two or three days my food is not digesting correctly i use mint coffe after food plz suggest some medicine or give me household advise?

Take Zantac (ranitidine) : The acid in u'r stomach has gone up too much. Stop the coffee and other caffeine products, spicy food, tomato's-ketchup/salsa, citrus, vinegar, chocolate. Zantac=Ranitidine in morning and evening will help. TUMS (calcium carbonate) in between will help ...Read more