Leave 5 mint leaves on the window before going to bed: here’s why

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By placing 5 mint leaves on the windowsill every night, you can solve a problematic problem effectively and naturally. 

Mint leaves

The properties of mint

Mint is a widely recognized herb, often used in a variety of culinary applications. Its aromatic leaves are not only rich in vitamins and minerals but also offer health benefits. Mint leaves contain vitamin A, which is critical for healthy skin, hair, and eyes, as well as supporting the immune system. They also contain minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, contributing to the well-being of the bones, heart and nervous system. The presence of antioxidants in mint leaves helps fight free radicals, potentially preventing some cardiovascular diseases.

Properties of mint

Mint leaves against insects:

Chemical products are often used to combat annoying insects, but a natural and effective solution is to have mint plants. Mint acts as a repellent against spiders, mosquitoes and other insects. To extend your reach, simply place 5 mint leaves on your windowsill overnight, crushing them lightly to discourage unwanted insects from entering your home.

Mint leaves, containing menthol, act as a natural mosquito repellent. Crushed or burned leaves release an intense odor that repels insects while giving off a pleasant fresh scent. The powerful repellent action also extends to other animals, including rats, as menthol has an unpleasant odor for them, keeping them away.

Mint leaves

These scented mint leaves can also work as a natural detergent for cleaning floors, ensuring long-lasting repellent effects. The antibacterial properties of menthol help remove dirt and prevent bacterial growth on hard surfaces such as floors and furniture, especially in the presence of insects. For a targeted action, consider creating a repellent spray with peppermint essential oil as the main ingredient, preferably pure and organic for greater repellent effectiveness.

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