Peppermint is one of my all time favorite herbs!
Today I just finished picking all of my Peppermint that has been growing in my front yard garden. I decided to pick it this morning due to the Winter Storm warning.
Other then the fact that I enjoy Peppermint in ice cream, Hot Chocolates, flavored water, and desserts, I have found it to be beneficial as a tea and as a steam bath for my face.
Peppermint contains volatile oils: Menthol and Menthone. These volatile oils are awesome for breathing in during a steam bath for the face or while drinking a Peppermint tea. The these volatile oils helps to clear the nasal passages and sinus of congestion. Great for head colds.
I know at times I get a stomach ache. In the past, I've used Ginger tea, Candied Ginger and Chamomile tea with success. Peppermint tea also works. Renowned as a digestive aid, it calms down spasmodic muscles in the stomach. Drinking a Peppermint tea or eating Peppermint after a meal can help wit…