Peppermint is a Wonderful Alternative Remedy


Fresh Peppermint



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 with your digestion.  If you're prone to indigestion or sour stomach, try Peppermint after a meal.

Peppermint is also great for headaches.  The other day, my head was being a barometer for our Winter Snow storm coming in to our area.  My sinuses were partially clogged feeling and my head was aching.  I made myself a Peppermint tea and slowly sipped it, breathing in all the volatile oils coming off of it.  Within 30 minutes, my headache was feeling a lot better and my sinuses were feeling a bit better also.

Peppermint is not only great for all the above, but it contains important nutrients.  Peppermint contains:  Magnesium, Potassium, and Calcium.

If you have access to fresh Peppermint, try sucking a chewing it when you need or want to have fresh breath.

I have used fresh Peppermint to flavor my water during the summer days.  Combining Peppermint leaves ( a whole stem of them) with a sliced cucumber is really, really refreshing to drink.

Adding a fresh Peppermint leaf  in to your Hot Chocolate is really a treat.  If you only have dried Peppermint, just place it in a tea strainer to prevent the dried leaves from spilling over into your Hot Chocolate.

If you want a little extra energy without taking in caffeine, try drinking Peppermint tea or adding it to your preferred beverage.

Peppermint is an awesome herb, whether using for medicinal use or as an enjoyed food/beverage.

by Cynthia Bergsbaken of Reiki in the Prairie LLC


Source:
1).  Medicinal Herbs by Rosemary Gladstar
2).  Cynthia Bergsbaken's experiences.

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Here I have for sale home grown Organic Peppermint tea for sale in gift jars. This Peppermint was harvested in South Dakota on 10-8-2019.   A great gift for someone you love.)
Organic Peppermint tea

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