Everyday Wisdom #23

The queen of herbs

Mint – the very smell of it alone recovers and refreshes the spirits.

Mint is known for lifting the mood, and bringing cheer. It is also widely used in cases of hysteria and shock, as it helps bring calm and peace.

Mint is most useful when you’re in a state of fatigue brought on by stress or mental exhaustion.

Although the calming effect is immediate, maximum effiecienty is only achieved after using mint for at least 12 days either through drinking tea, as a condiment or by using mint oils.

 

Uses for mint:

  • For stomach cramps try boiling peppermint leaves in hot milk.
  • Mint tea: To make peppermint tea, use 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried peppermint leaves per cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes.
  • Want to improve your concentration? Try putting a few drops of peppermint on a cotton swab and sniffing the scent occasionally. If you put it in a small plastic bag you can take it with you to use throughout the day.
  • Take a quick whiff of peppermint oil for nausea.
  • Burn peppermint oil in burners to clear the air in stuffy rooms.
  • A few drops of peppermint essential oil on a cold compress cools the body and relieves a tension headache.

 

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13 responses to “Everyday Wisdom #23

  1. great ideas for mint, thanks

  2. The best use of mint is in Green Tea, which is great for fatigue, stomach and many diseases,Maybe you make it at home too, if not here’s how:
    If you have mint growing at home, tear it’s whole stems a few inches above the ground, wash it and spread it over a clean dry paper or table cloth in the most unused corner of your kitchen.Keep it on some tall, a tall table or above a cabinet, to prevent from insects, although mint is so strong insects don’t come near it.If you buy it from store,open up the bunch, dry and spread.When the leaves are completely dried, tear them off the branch carefully, and store in a air tight jar.Next boil water, add green tea, and turn of the stove.It’s actually brewed.Put a few leaves of mint in the teapot before pouring in tea, and leave for a few minutes before pouring it out.Put a teaspoon of honey in your teacup with a squeeze of lemon.Pour out the tea, and enjoy!Believe me, it’s EXTREMELY REFRESHING and HEALTHY TOO!

  3. I think it is facinating how effective many “old world” remedies, such as mint, actually are. I’ll have to give mint a try for the uses you suggested! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Ah, I really needed this post today, thank you.

  5. very true.. and I pick the chamomile at this time of year to add to mint..

  6. I use Mint a lot for different purposes, mainly stomach cramps.
    I would add making compress of Mint on the head for migraine!

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