Benefits Of Our Ingredients: Mint and Rose
Our chocolate covered mint (and rose) Turkish Delight is available for you now, and as well as tasting wonderful, our ingredients have a few benefits that you should know about…
Mint is an indispensable ingredient, known around the world for its beneficial properties. But in case you don’t know what those beneficial properties are, we are going to countdown the five most important ones:
Your Glowing Skin
That’s right, with mint your skin will look better than ever. This is because mint has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties – which can help soothe ailments such as skin infections and combat itchiness. It even works well to cleanse acne prone skin, due to its high amounts of salicylic acid and ability to speed up the shedding of dull or dry skin. This also has the benefit of leaving your skin with a natural, healthy glow.
Fights All Sorts of Ailments
Mint soothes the nerves and is responsible for providing relaxation to the body. This means it indirectly eases aches and pains. The smell of mint is also great for reducing congestion in the body, making it effective with cases of asthma, but also a more regular cough and cold. Mint is also known to alleviate stomach issues, particularly nausea. Lastly, mint leaves are bursting with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making them fantastic for oral hygiene. Mint kills bacteria in the mouth, erasing bad breath and preventing tooth decay – there is a reason for the saying ‘minty fresh’.
Helps with Stress and Depression
Mint is known as a natural stimulant and is used in aromatherapy to beat stress and recharge the mind, allowing your brain to once again work as it should. It helps to relax the body and free it of stress and anxiety. Mint also contains serotonin which can work to ease feelings of depression. Its restorative properties mean that mint is also helpful in battling exhaustion.
Aids in Alertness
A study in 2011 undertaken by A. P. Allen & A. P. Smith and found in the Journal of Behavioural and Neuroscience Research explored the effects that mint has on alertness, retention and cognitive function. The conclusion reached by the study is that:
“The most consistently observed psychological effect of chewing gum has been the enhancement of reported alertness.”
This was by people who frequently chew gum, whose major active ingredient is mint. Now while this doesn’t mean that mint will help you find your car keys or remember when that person’s birthday is, it will for a limited time improve your reactions and make you more alert, which can only be a good thing.
This last one speaks for itself.
Mint has been used for generations due to its medicinal properties. It can aid in digestion, respiratory problems and provide relief for nausea and headaches. It has also been linked to aiding seasonal allergies such as hay fever. The benefits to mint are numerous.
The rose is known as the universal natural medicine. In particular are a fantastic source of Vitamin C, with high levels of antioxidants to make sure that your skin is healthy. They also contain high amounts of Vitamin A, B, and K, carotene, calcium and potassium.
We’ve already written about rose in our ‘Classic Flavours’ article – you can read it here.
As we only use natural flavours from real plant extracts, you’re sure to feel the benefits of our ingredients whilst being delighted by the taste.