So simple. So soothing. Classic, but often forgotten!
Many people associate mint with ice cream, or chocolate, but mint actually has some serious health benefits! Here's what I found:
- Relieve symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome by relaxing the muscles in and around the intestine.
- Act as a powerful antioxidant, protecting the body against the formation of cancerous cells.
- Inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria and fungus.
- Ease and unblock the breathing and respiratory passages and airways.
- Relieves the symptoms of colds and flu.
- Mint can help with nasal allergies.
- It can relieve congestion, head colds and headaches.
- Act as a mild sedative and has calming properties.
- Relieve minor aches and pains such as muscle cramps and sprains.
- Combat bad breath.
- Provides a cooling sensation to the skin and can help to treat minor burns, itching and skin irritations.
- Mint is a very good cleanser for the blood.
- Mint tea can help clear up skin disorders such as acne."
My tea recipe is simple:
1. Buy fresh mint leaves (either the whole plant, or any fresh leaves)
2. Boil a pot of water and pour over 4-6 mint leaves, depending on how "minty" you like your tea
3. Squeeze in some lemon juice and add a spoon full of honey
4. Let steep for 3-5 minutes and enjoy!