The mint family is one of the most useful medicinal and culinary herb families because of it's great taste and healing properties. Peppermint is actually a natural hybrid between the water mint and spearmint plants. Mint is even considered a symbol of wisdom and hospitality. The medicinal uses of peppermint are vast including relieving muscle spasms to soothing the stomach and improving digestion. This plant is also a very powerful antioxidant and contains a substance called rosmarinic acid that actually blocks the production of leukotrienes that lead to allergy symptoms. Hmmmm, who could resist a plant that improves digestion, decreases allergy symptoms, that's a antioxidant, and tastes and smells good!
Spice up the holiday season by adding peppermint!
Infuse peppermint and cucumber into your water: this is a great way to add a hint of style into your holiday party while actually helping your guests digest their food with the carminitive properties of mint.
The holiday season can be stressful: add a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil to your shampoo. It will ease any tension you might have while also invigorating your senses.
Add high quality culinary mint extract to your hot chocolate, Yum!