Mint is an herb that has been used for hundreds of years for its remarkable medicinal properties. Mint is a great appetizer or palate cleanser, and it promotes digestion. It also soothes stomachs in cases of indigestion or inflammation. The strong and refreshing aroma of mint is a quick and effective remedy for nausea. It is very effective in clearing up congestion of the nose, throat, bronchi and lungs, which gives relief for respiratory disorders that often result from asthma and the common cold. Regular use of mint is very beneficial for asthma patients, as it is a good relaxant and relieves congestion. Studies have shown that mint oil can reduce the nipple cracks and nipple pain that so often accompany breastfeeding. It also soothes skin, and helps to cure infections and itchiness, as well as being a good way to reduce pimples, and it can even relieve some of the symptoms of acne.