Mint is one of my all time favorite herbs and I always love to have some growing somewhere in the garden. This year I chose a pot so it wouldn't take over the raised bed containing other herbs like Basil, Dill, Oregano, and Thyme.
Cooling, calming, and cleansing, mint makes for the ideal summer tea, or you can add it to your summer soups and salads for a bust of flavor. Some of the therapeutic actions of mint include:
clears the eyes reducing eye itching, irritation, and redness. For the eyes you can sip on tea or make a simple compress by soaking fresh or dried leaves in a small amount of hot water, cool and wrap the leaves in a paper towel or tissue and place over eyes
reduces nausea and calms the stomach. Simply make a tea by pouring hot water over approximately an ounce of fresh leaves, let it steep for 10 - 15 minutes and add ice to make a cooling drink or sip warm
cooling and cleansing to the Liver. If you are taking the warmer summer months as an opportunity to lighten up your diet and give your Liver a little TLC, incorporating mint in any form into your regimen will gently soothe and support your digestion and Liver health.
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Enjoy your summer!