We still have dried leaves from last year and I know I should be cutting it back to have a fuller harvest this year but I may just pick it steam by steam and enjoy a fresh peppermint tea every morning.
Peppermint is a traditional remedy for a number of ailments. It has a calming effect on the gastrointestinal tract and can be used to relieve digestive symptoms, such as gas, bloating and indigestion.
Studies suggest that peppermint relaxes your digestive system and may ease pain. It also prevents smooth muscles from contracting, which could relieve spasms in your gut. .
As peppermint acts as a muscle relaxant and pain reliever, it may diminish certain types of headaches as well.
The menthol in peppermint oil increases blood flow and provides a cooling sensation, possibly easing pain when rubbed on the temples.
I don't know if I could have a garden without this lovely annual herb, but if you're inspired to give it some space in your garden, watch out, it's a creeper that will take over your garden and your heart😍
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