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.