Mint (Mentha piperita) is a plant that is cultivated almost everywhere in the world. Its use was known in the ancient Greece and Egypt for its therapeutical and deodorant properties. The name of the plant comes from Νymph Minthis of the ancient greek mythology. In ancient Greece the use of mint was subjested by Hippocrates and Galinos for soothing dyspepsia, neurological conditions, vertigo, sleeplessness, gastritis, cough, common cold and sore throat.
Ingredients: Organic Mint leaves
The beverage from mint leaves traditionally has been used for relieving from cough, common cold and infections of the respiratory system. The menthol contained in the herb has antibacterial, antivirus and analgesic properties.
Mint is considered highly effective in conditions of the digestive system such as dyspepsia, swelling, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, morning sickness and diarrhea. Thanks to its spasmolytic action sooths in cases of painful symptoms during menstruation and muscle spasms in general.
Directions: For herbal tea. Add one teaspoon of herb per cup of hot water and steep covered, for 4-5 minutes. Strain and enjoy hot or iced, plain or add sweetener to taste.
In cooking it gives aroma and flavor to sauces for meat dishes, salads and desserts based on chocolate. Flavors lemonades, liqueurs and ice cream.