Mint is a widely known and commonly used herb…though maybe not in it’s natural state. Most of us think of toothpaste, breath fresheners and gum when we think of mint. What a shame! Mint has so much more to offer than a meat mouth cleanser.
What you ask? Well let me tell ya!
Brain Function: Studies show that mint can positively effect cognitive function, information retention and alertness. Something to tell a teacher next time they tell you no gum in class.
Fatigue & Depression: Mint’s natural stimulation properties can give you a jump start when feeling sleepy, sluggish, anxious or depressed. Simply inhaling he vapors can give you a boost! It can also be ingested in teas or applied topically in a salve.
Asthma, Respiratory Ailments & Coughs: Mint’s pungent aroma can clear up chest, nose and throat congestion caused by common colds and asthma. But careful not to go overboard because it can be irritating to the throat and nose if you use too much.
Tummy Helper: This might herb can clean our palates and aid in digestion. Further more, it can calm a queasy stomach and help with indigestion. A little mint oil can even help those who suffer from motion sickness.
Headaches: Mint oils and balms massaged into the forehead and around sinuses can help reduce the inflammation that often leads to headaches and migraines.
Weight Loss: Mint can aid in the body’s use of fat as energy. Less stored fat…weight loss!
YUMMERS: Mint is a delicious herb that makes many foods tastier. I love mint tea, mint water and mint ice cream just to name a few.
Mint is an easy herb to grow…check out chocolate mint too!
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