3 Things You May Not Know About Peppermint
Every moment is a fresh beginning.
Spring is all about new beginnings and fresh starts. For this week's plant relative, we are featuring MINT! Most of us know mint as the mighty refresher. Adding mint to dishes and drinks instantly adds a freshness and brightness, and we love the flavor of mint in our toothpastes and ice cream. But this powerful herb offers so much more!
Here are 3 things you may not know about mint:
- Aids in Digestion: Mint and other herbs from the mint family have antiseptic and antibacterial properties that help relieve indigestion and also soothe an upset stomach.
- Skin Care: Inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of mint work wonders on acne prone skin. The high amount of antioxidants also help prevent free radicals, giving you clearer and more youthful-looking skin.
- Eases Nausea & Morning Sickness: Mint calms the muscles of the stomach and improves the flow of bile, making it an effective treatment for nausea especially when taken as a tea.