Peppermint is an easy plant to grow and will replenish its self easily and quickly. If you are going to grow this plant in your herb garden make sure you are using and harvesting it for teas and its many other uses. Also mint plant verities can crossbreed, but you don’t want this. The resulting plants may not smell as pleasant and the plants medicinal properties will be weekend. The cuttings of the plant can be used to grow a new plant. Peppermint plants like well-drained soil and lots of sun.
The whole top part of the plant can be used. The leaves and steam are used in teas. Use the peppermint oil to add drops to water for tea as well or in a glass of drinking water to sooth an upset stomach.
Here are some of the uses for peppermint.
- Digestive aid
- Relieves nausea
- Helps to expel gas from the stomach and intestines
- Helps relax muscles.
- Reduces cramps and Spasms in the stomach
Peppermint oil can also be used as a mood and energy booster. The smell of that oil itself is relaxing and will help to distress you. You can mix a small amount with a carrier oil like Jojoba or sweet almond oil. Put the oil on your wrist where you can smell it throughout the day to help boost your mood and to relax you. It also improves mental alertness.
- Boil about 3 to 4 cups of water.
- Add the peppermint leaves turn heat off.
- Let the tea steep for 5 minutes.
- Pour through a tea strainer.
- Add the honey taste and enjoy.
Peppermint tea stops headache pain by opening up the brain’s constricted blood vessels, bringing relief headache pain. The tea is also great for helping to open up the sinuses. Next time you have a stuffy nose try a nice hot cup. Peppermint tea is great for helping to sooth upset stomachs and to relive some nausea.
How to Grow Peppermint