Mint Tea

Mint tea is delicious and has many healing properties. Mint is one of the most famous herbs in the world. It is cultivated everywhere and used to flavor almost anything. Mint is an excellent source of minerals such as potassium.

Mint is a species of mint, which is native to Europe and Southwest Asia. It is a perennial plant, with nice, green and rich foliage, reaching a height of 30-100 cm. It has underground roots and upright square stems. The leaves are 3-5 cm long, lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, deeply divided around, slightly hairy and with pointed tips.

The flowers are lilac, small and arranged in a circle, in a final cylindrical ear. All parts of the plant have an aromatic, peppery smell that differs from the smell of mint.

Mint has been known since antiquity. In Greek mythology, Minthi was a nymph who was transformed into this plant by Persephone, when she was arrested in the arms of her husband, Hades, on the banks of the river Acheron. The ancient Greeks believed that mint refreshed the mind and used it for medicinal purposes. They also made myrrh from the mint and rubbed their table with it, before eating, apparently, to have a good appetite and good digestion.

Ingredients of Mint

Mint, in addition to essential oil, tannin and dietary fiber, also contains folic acid, riboflavin, vitamins A, B6, E, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, manganese and copper.

Therapeutic properties and uses

It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immunoregulatory action
It is extremely diuretic, antispasmodic and antiperspirant
Reduces triglycerides
It is calming and enhances memory
As a gargle, for the treatment of mouth ulcers
Against skin diseases, treatment of chapped hands and dandruff
Against hiccups
For bladder and bile stones, urinary retention and inflammation of the kidneys
Effective against hemorrhoids