Mint is a great appetizer or a palate cleanser. The aroma of the herb helps activate the salivary glands in your mouth as well as the glands which secrete the digestive enzymes, thereby facilitating digestion. It also soothes the stomach in case of indigestion or inflammation.
It is a potent remedy for relieving the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). A 2013 study showed that the menthol in mint could relieve diarrhea. Also, menthol oil can help alleviate nausea related to motion sickness.