Keep Cool with Peppermint


No, it’s not just for candy canes at Christmas. Whether you like to drink hot tea or use the essential oil, peppermint ranks high on most people’s list of must have herbal medicine items. This versatile herb is soothing, cooling, and the aroma promotes concentration. Peppermint has also been used to treat colds, to settle the stomach, and to encourage the body to release gas.

The essential oil can be a refreshing moisturizer when diluted in olive or coconut oil. Just keep it away from your eyes, please. As a tea, it pairs well with stevia or honey if you need sweetener.

If you want to be adventurous, here’s a delicious tip, iced peppermint tea is amazing for staying cool in the summer. Just take 5 bags of peppermint tea, and steep it in 1 quart of boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Sweeten it with 1/2 tsp. of stevia and 1/3 cup of xylitol, then pour over ice into a gallon pitcher and enjoy.

This entry was published on May 30, 2014 at 10:08 pm. It’s filed under Supplements and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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