Mint is easy to grow - in your garden or even in a pot on your windowsill. You can start it from seed, buy a plant from a nursery or even do it my favourite way - by taking a cutting with some roots from a friend's garden (with permission of course!). Once you have it started, all your mint plant needs is love, sunshine and water.
- Headaches - chew a few leaves of mint straight off the plant at the first signs of a headache.
- Breath freshener - chewed mint leaves make a wonderful breath freshener!
- Indigestion & gas - seep a few leaves in hot water and sip slowly (add raw organic honey if you like)
- Stomach ache or colic - take as a tea as indicated above. Add fennel seeds for extra effect.
- Stress - sip on a mint tea (add a few lavender flowers for extra effect). This makes a soothing and calming drink that is also delicious!
- Liver tonic. Mint is know to be an hepatic tonic - i.e. good for your liver.
- Mint tea can also be used to reduce fever.
- Topically mint can also be used as a wash for eczema or to alleviate insect bites.
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