Chapter 8: Tasting
Finally it was time again for some tasting experiments. Here I share three recipes with you. One thing that I learnt with mint is that fresh mint has a slightly bitter aftertaste, but dried mint does not.
Lemon verbena tea
Lemon verbena has mildly sedative properties and can help to relieve bronchial and nasal congestion, indigestion, flatulence, stomach cramps, and nausea.
Read more about the health benefits and other use of lemon verbena.
Lavender can help to promote relaxation, relieve insomnia, headaches, and sSpastic colon (IBS) symptoms. It has both anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties and can strengthen the immune system
Read more about the health benefits and other uses of lavender.
Apple Mint and Vanilla tea
Extracts of many members of the mint family (Lamiaceae) have considerable antioxidant activity due to the presence of phenolic acids such as rosmarinic acid. Mint can help to relieve tension headaches, and where a migraine is associated with digestion. As an anti-spasmodic mint tea can be used to settle an upset stomach, reduce heartburn, stomachache, and indigestion.
Read more about the many other health benefits and uses of mint.
Stay tuned for the next chapter…
(Disclaimer: This article is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your medical practitioner.)