Herb of the Week: Peppermint

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Peppermint, Mentha Piperita

Essential Oil: Steam Distilled

Uses: anti-emetic, antispasmodic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory.  Fresh or dried Peppermint can be used in teas, tinctures, liniments and infused oils.  The essential oil can be used in lotions, salves, oils, bath soaks, or diffusers.

Quick Tip: Add a cup of fresh pulverized (or 1/2 cup dried) Peppermint into your tub water for an aromatic bath to clear your head. If you don’t prefer herbs floating around you, put them in a sock or hose and hang from faucet under running hot water.

Herb of the week is to give you a brief overview of the many plants that grace our Earth. Please research further into herbs before using these on yourself and loved ones.

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