Peppermint

Health Benefits:
• Soothes the digestive tract
• Good source of calcium, dietary fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, and vitamin B2, A and C
• The smell of peppermint may invigorate the senses
• Can help relieve respiratory conditions

Use for:
• Food—Add fresh peppermint leaves to a salad
• Tea—Steep leaves in hot water after a meal to help aid digestion
• Bath—Add peppermint oil to a warm bath for a calming soak
• Headache/Migraine Reliever—Put a drop or two of peppermint oil on your finger and rub across your forehead for headache or migraine relief

Recipes:
Make Your Own Safe, Natural and Healthy Toothpastes and Cleansers
Peppermint foot scrub
Iced peppermint tea
Make your own natural air freshners with essential oils

Tipoftheday Peppermint/mint is easy to grow at home. You can buy an organic plant from a local nursery that carries herbs or you can start a plant from seeds. If you're interested in growing your own, you can get more information by clicking here.