Peppermint


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Peppermint

(menthe piperita)

Many of us know that peppermint tea is good for a cold, and makes a great chewing gum, but what else can it do?
Peppermint is a very well known herb and proven with clinical tests to be beneficial for many ailments when used correctly. But like any herb; it is helpful in moderation and harmful in excess. So please use consideration and wisdom when self-healing.
When used as a tea, peppermint is helpful for relieving indigestion, improving digestion, killing microorganisms that can cause food poisoning, and preventing flatulence and diarrhea. It also reverses some symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
As a cold remedy it strengthens the immune system and clears nasal passages and mucus from the throat.
The tea also makes an excellent stimulant keep you alert and awake without having to worry about the caffeine headache.
Externally it works as a muscle pain reliever. Rinsing…

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About Airmeith Naturals

Anna has over 25 years of experience working with herbs. She trained as a chef specializing in classical French cuisine. Anna has extensive knowledge of herbs used in cooking, as well as having researched the historic use of culinary herbs & spices. She is a Certified Community Herbalist who has completed multiple apprenticeships and classes with renowned Herbalists along with her own studies. Her concentration is in Western European Herbal Practices. She has attended college for Environmental Science as well as earning her certificate in Massage Therapy and is licensed in the state of Massachusetts. In addition, Anna is a Certified Reiki Master Teacher. Anna lives in Western Massachusetts with her family and has over an acre of gardens to play in. Anna is the herbalist at Airmeith Naturals in Holyoke Massachusetts
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