Mint tea: the medicinal effect of mint on your digestion

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Mint tea: the medicinal effect of mint on your digestion
Wherever you go, always take peppermint oil with you. It is good for your digestion, works against tension headaches, and cools your skin. And that is not all! This article discusses the magic of mint in this article.

Mint suits people who need a lot of protection and warmth. They are sensitive and cannot process the many impressions.

Earthly Painkiller

Mentha  (coin) comes from the Greek word Minthos, which means ‘strong-smelling’. The scent is indeed strong and fresh. Because mint is easy to cross, there are many varieties of mint. The peppermint, the Mentha piperita, is a cross between the Mentha spicata (spearmint) and the Mentha aquatica, water mint. It has become the main type of mint, with the strongest fragrance. Peppermint has been traditionally used as a pain reliever and has many more beneficial powersAccording to Chinese Medicine, it belongs to the earth element.

Slightly hairy leaves: good for lungs and intestines

Depending on the type of coin, the signature differs. The stem of the Mentha piperita is square and dark purple. The young leaves have purple veins, the flowers are pink-red. Mint is ineradicable and has strong rhizomes. The leaf is slightly hairy, indicating that it has an effect on our mucous membranes, skin, lungs and intestines. The scent works through the nervous system and is on the one hand calming, but also stimulating. What the appearance further tells about the medicinal effect: the pink flowers refer to the blood, the red to the heart and the white to the lungs and skin.

For (highly) sensitive people

Mint suits people who need a lot of protection and warmth. They prefer to be in a familiar environment. They are sensitive and cannot process the many impressions: they store them in their stomach and spleen. As a result, food is no longer digested properly. Another consequence: they become moody, nervous and depressed. Mint helps to better digest all impressions.

The medicinal effect

Mint tea: the medicinal effect of mint on your digestion

Peppermint is often prescribed for nausea, (stomach) flu and colds. But also for stomach ulcers, nerve pain and rheumatism. As mentioned, it is good for digestion, relieves cramps in stomach pain, improves appetite and relieves motion sickness. It also has a calming effect on the nervous system, it cools the skin and soothes itching.

And that is not all! Peppermint clears the head and improves concentration. It relieves tension headaches and is often used in oil for muscle and joint pain. NB! The oil must always be diluted before use (for example with a base oil such as almond oil) and is not suitable for pregnant women, babies and small children. Some adults can’t handle it either.

Peppermint is also very beneficial for the respiratory system. It clears the airways and reduces cramps in asthma. You can inhale peppermint oil for a cold and mucous membrane inflammation. Make a gargle for a sore throat and use it as a mouthwash for inflamed gums and canker sores. Of course you can also make tea or tincture with it.

This is how you make the best mint tea

Mint tea: the medicinal effect of mint on your digestion

Do you want the best mint tea? Then choose the Moroccan coin, the so-called Mentha spicata ‘Maroccan’. Its medicinal effect is comparable to that of the Mentha piperita. If you pour boiling water over it, you can, unfortunately, forget about the beneficial effect. What is the intention then? Boil water, let it cool to about 70 degrees, but the mint in it and let it steep. Depending on the spice, about 4 to 10 minutes. Then drink it. It is quite lukewarm, but this is the best way to drink tea. That is if you want to experience its powerful effect.

Heavenly dessert: chocolate cream with mint

Mint also works well in salads, sauces, and desserts. Especially the combination with chocolate is very tasty. Try this chocolate cream with mint. Enjoy your meal!

Needed for 4 people:

  • 100 milliliters of whipped cream
  • eggs, the proteins
  • 100 grams of dark chocolate, in pieces
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped mint
  • about 8 mint leaves (to garnish)
  • 200 grams of strawberries
  • pinch of pepper
  • 4 small glasses

Whip the whipped cream. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff. Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie and add it to the mixture of whipped cream and whipped egg white. Stir in the chopped mint. Pour the mixture into the glasses and let the chocolate cream cool and set outside the refrigerator. Place the strawberries on top and grind over a dash of pepper. Garnish with mint. You can of course also opt for a topping off, for example, blueberries, currants or chopped nuts. You can replace the proteins with chia seeds.

Enjoy your meal!

 

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