Herbs & Natural Foods for Health

Mints

Scientific Name - Mentha piperita, Mentha spicata

Properties - Aromatic, carminative, stomachic, diaphoretic, stimulant, antispasmodic, breath freshener, insect repellent

Common Uses - Use fresh or dried leaves to make tea or take a few drops of mint oil to alleviate flatulence or relieve menstrual cramps. Chew leaves to freshen breath.

Parts Used - Leaves, oil

Locating & Handling - Buy fresh or dried at grocery store. Oil, leaves, and teas may be found in health food stores. Mint is also available in candies and commercial preparations.

Caution - None

Origin - Native to Europe and Asia. Other varieties found in Africa, Americas, and Australia


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