According to an ancient myth, Persephone, the goddess of Spring, created this herb by punishing the disobedient nymph Minthe for becoming Pluto’s lover. In a fit of rage, she turned Minthe into a lowly plant. Pluto could not undo the spell but managed to soften it by giving Minthe a sweet scent that would perfume the air when her leaves were stepped upon.
Peppermint makes an aromatic and stomach-soothing herbal tea. You’ll need 1 tsp (0.5 g) per 250 ml cup. Brew for 4-5 minutes at 95°C, covered. Strain and serve.
Reach for a peppermint tea when you’re feeling under the weather. Because of Peppermint’s calming and numbing effects, it’s good for headaches, nausea, and menstrual cramps. Peppermint is not limited to infusions; incorporate it into syrups, ice cream, or salad dressings.
For optimal quality, place in an airtight container in a drawer or cupboard. Properly storing your herbs is very important as it expands their life span. Avoid direct sunlight and humidity.
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