Peppermint Organic (Mentha Piperita)
Peppermint is a mix between spearmint and watermint. The plant is native to Europe and the Middle East, but it is now extensively farmed around the world, and it is still employed in conventional as well as home medicine, as it has been since civilization started.
Peppermint has a refreshing, cooling fragrance and a sweet, woody flavor with hints of eucalyptus, that can wake up the senses and freshen the breath.
It's said that the menthol in peppermint leaves is much more concentrated, resulting in the characteristic cooling sensation when consumed or applied to the skin.
This higher concentration of menthol also accounts for many of the medicinal uses of mint leaves, such as treating or alleviating the discomfort of indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal pain, improving respiratory health and the health of the liver, lungs, and large intestine.
Peppermint is such a versatile ingredient! You can use it as a spice; excellent in sauces for lamb, oven-roasted potatoes, carrots, grain salads, or stuffings for vegetables and poultry. Or you can steep it in cream and milk for various desserts. It's also incredible together with chocolate!
What? You can even repel flies, fleas, ants, and actual mice by placing small sachets or bags stuffed with dried mint leaves in the area you wish to protect? Yes, you can.
Last but not least, it makes for an incredibly refreshing herbal tea, especially if you follow our step-by-step guide on how to get its greatest flavor!!!
1-3 teaspoons of loose tea (or 3g up to 3 times) daily. If more than one herbal mixture is consumed at the same period of time, reduce the amount of tea accordingly.
When herbs are used for a long period of time, it is suggested to consume a herbal remedy with a ratio of 3 to 1. For example, if you choose to take it for 3 weeks, have a one-week pause, if it is taken for a 30-day period, have a 10-day pause, etc. That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.
🡆 Overuse of peppermint may induce headaches, mouth sores, low blood pressure and heartburn.
◉ Herbs and botanicals should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry area- to preserve their flavor and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner.
Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions
- Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for 180ml - 240ml of water.
- Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
- Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.
Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!