A – Z of Herbal Remedies

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Mint, Spearmint

Other Names: Mint, Spearmint, Garden Mint, Curled Mint, Lamb Mint, Mackerel Mint, Hart Mint, Fish Mint, Our Lady's Mint, Sage of Bethlehem, Green Mint, Spire Mint, Silver Mint, Menthol Mint, Mentha Spicata
Traditional Usages: Culinary Mint, Mint Sauce (England), Gargle for Mouth and Gums, Mad Dog Bites, Earache, Digestion, Bad Breath, Mint Tea for Nausea, Headaches, Heavy Colds, Flu, Hiccoughs, Flatulence and Insomnia, Chapped Skin, Facial Tonic, Rinse for Oily Hair, Stimulating Bath, Oil for Relief of Migraine, Facial Neuralgia, Rheumatic Pains, Muscular Aches and Mosquito and Moth Repellent, Chew Leaves for Toothache, Antiseptic for Itching Skin, Deter Ants from the home, Mice are averse to the smell of Mint, Whiten Teeth, Hirsutism -Excessive Hair Growth, Reduces Male Sex Hormones, Inhale to Relieve Nasal Congestion, Diarrhea, Constipation,
Resources: Europe, Northern Africa, Western Asia, US, Australia, Maderia, China, Indonesia, New Zealand, Middle East, Britain
Parts Used: Leaves, Oil Extract
Health Warning: Avoid if Breastfeeding

Mint – Herbal remedy for Bad Breath:  Rinse your mouth thoroughly three times a day with mint water. Boil fresh or dried mint in water. Let it cool down before use.

Mint – Herbal remedy for Body Rash: Crush a few mint leaves to make a paste and apply on affected area.

Mint - Herbal remedy for Dehydration: Drink a mixture of one teaspoon of mint juice, half a teaspoon of ginger juice and one teaspoon of honey.

Mint - Herbal remedy for Diarrhea:  Crush mint leaves to obtain one teaspoon mint juice. Mix with one teaspoon lemon juice and one teaspoon honey. Take three times a day.

Mint - Herbal remedy for Gallstones: When taken for several months concentrated mint oil capsules can help break down small gallstones.

Mint - Herbal remedy for Hiccup:  Try drinking a beverage made using fresh mint leaves to cure your hiccups.  Mix a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice in a glass of lukewarm water. Add a pinch of salt and a few mint leaves. Drinking this mixture may soothe irritation of your diaphragm and bring relief from the hiccups.

Mint - Herbal remedy for Tuberculosis: Grind some mint leaves to extract the juice. Mix one teaspoon of mint juice with one teaspoon of honey and two teaspoons of malt vinegar. Mix and add to a cup of fresh carrot juice. Drink this three times a day.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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