Herbal Spotlight: Peppermint (Mentha Piperita)

Many of us can find this perennial plant in our gardens at home – and I learned the hard way that you should only grow it in pots, otherwise it takes over your garden! You can try picking it, hanging it upside down to dry for several days, then using the dried leaves as tea. I also enjoy using fresh peppermint as a nice addition to my salads and smoothies. Mint has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal properties, with archaeological evidence demonstrating its use up to ten thousand years ago! Peppermint for Digestion Peppermint is traditionally used to treat digestive concerns such as bloating, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and indigestion. Many studies in the last 10 years

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