Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mint tea with lemon

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:

"Mint is also said and in many cases proven to:
  • 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."
(http://www.helpwithcooking.com/herb-guide/mint.html)


My tea recipe is simple:

Mint tea

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!



2 comments:

  1. Mmmmmm!! Thanks for treating me with your yummy tea tonight!

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