Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mint - My Favorite Herb

Stomach aches, digestion problems?  Mint relaxes the muscles in and around the intestines, thus it helps relieve symptoms of indigPublish Postestion, irritable bowel syndrome, and even relieve stomach aches.

Additionally, menthol, derived from peppermint oil is known for its healing properties on the respiratory system. Mint has been also proved to combat bad breath, detoxify the blood, clear up acne, relieve congestion and head colds, and it also acts as an antioxidant, protecting against the formation of cancer cells.

So how can you add mint to your diet?  
Mint is delicious and will add mouth watering flavor to your foods, add it to meats, soups, and even in desserts - add some mint into your chocolate sauce for example.  You can also make fresh mint tea, which is made by pouring hot (not boiling) water over fresh mint leaves.

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