(Mentha piperita) Native to Europe, this perennial herb can now be found all over the world. This is a wonderful tasting herb and a very beneficial one too. Peppermint has been used for problems relating to digestion.
Peppermint is also found in many culinary and cosmetic recipes. It is an essential ingredient in tea and herbal blends.
Brew 1 Tsp. in 1 cup of water at 212º - steep for 5 minutes.
Yogurt Mint Dressing
2 cups yogurt
salt and pepper to taste
2 cucumbers (peeled, seeds removed and diced)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. dried mint, chopped fine
2 tsp. lemon juice
Mix all together in a bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes prior to using.
Recipe from Natural Beauty at Home by Janice Cox
1 Tbsp dried peppermint
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 cup distilled water
Mix all ingredients together. Stir thoroughly and allow to sit for 3 days.
Strain or filter out all the mint leaves. Pour the toner into a clean bottle with a lid, and apply to face with a clean cotton ball.
Vinegar helps restore acidity to the skin, keeping it toned and resistant to infection. All skin types benefit from using vinegar - it helps to control blackheads in oily skin and cures flakiness in very dry skin. White vinegar can be substituted for the apple cider vinegar.
See other recipe ideas for Peppermint at Organic Peppermint, Spearmint, Organic Spearmint
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|This peppermint tea is great. I mostly drink it to help with digestive issues. Strong flavor. I think its just as good, or maybe better than, fresh peppermint.|