The aroma of mint (Pudina) activates the salivary glands in our mouth as well as glands which secrete digestive enzymes, thereby facilitating digestion. This is the reason mint is extensively used in the culinary arts.
Chutney’s are staple food in Southern India. A variety of combinations are made. Aromatic mint, flavorful cilantro combination makes tasty and healthy chutney loaded with iron, vitamins and anti oxidants. Traditionally, chutneys are eaten with rice and ghee poured on top. Chutneys also go with snacks as sakinalu, janthikalu or karappusa.
Mint is a great appetizer or cleanser, and it promotes digestion. It also soothes stomachs in cases of indigestion or inflammation. When you feel sick to your stomach, drinking a cup of mint tea can give you relief. While traveling long distances via plane or boat, the menthol oil derived from mint can be very soothing for nausea and related motion sickness.