Oh spices how I luv thee…
And how handy they come in,
During the Holiday Season!
Mint is quite the special Herb- known as míntha in Greek, where it’s just one of the countries that has used mint throughout the centuries to enhance their unique Mediterranean fare. It’s one of those species that does not discriminate… It grows just about everywhere: Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and North America. One of Mint’s MOST notable aspects is the unique and sweetly pungent aroma of Mint, that can on occassion omit and delightfully pungent flavor– even Cubans use the Herb in their cocktails, like The Mojito!
Mint Leaf colors range from dark green and gray- to greenish purple, blue, and sometimes pale yellow; But, in case you are wondering… most Mint grow best in wet environments and moist soils. The Mint species will grow 10–120 cm tall on average and can spread like weeds over large fast areas due to their tendency to spread unchecked.
YTip… Did You Know?
Mint was originally used to treat stomach ache and chest pains, as a medicinal herb… and even to this day there are several uses in traditional medicine for Mint. Mint can relax, soothe and calm the spirit all the while clearing and treating certain weaknesses in the human body— like irritable bowel syndrome.
In fact, if you look even a little closer Menthol is a derivative mint of the essential oil (40–90%) is an ingredient; Menthol and mint essential oils are also used in aromatherapy which may have clinical use to alleviate post-surgery nausea.