Widely used for centuries, mint is one of the easiest plants to grow, and has more uses than you could shake a stick at.
You can drink the mint plant as a tea, by steeping its leaves in hot water, or as a refreshing addition to your water during the summer months. (It’s great in a cocktail, too, but that’s another blog post.)
The oil from the mint plant is also used in a range of natural products because of its calming effects.
There are dozens of mint varieties, including spearmint and peppermint, and you’ll find that mint can be used in more ways than just as an after-dinner palate cleanser.
There’s a reason you’re offered a mint after a meal. Its aroma helps to activate our salivary glands, which helps with digestion, and can soothe nausea or indigestion.
Cold and Cough
Mint can help to relieve congestion and soothes inflamed tissue in the respiratory system.
Applying balms with mint oil can alleviate inflammation and temperature rise associated with headaches and migraines.
Need a pick-me-up? Mint is a natural stimulant, and can help you recharge if you happen to find yourself in a funk.
As a natural germicide, mint helps to kill off bacterial growth that can lead to infection.
How else do you use mint? Feel free to share remedies or recipes that you love in the comments below!
And here are a few awesome products here at Soap Hope that contain mint: