Herb of the Month: mint!
Aloha Elixir loves mint! Here are some metaphysical reasons why mint makes our top pick for herb of the month.
Mint can bring money, healing, luck, and strength into your life. There are different kinds of mint we can find at our local nursery like orange mint, chocolate mint, peppermint, spearmint and so much more. You can grow mint very easily in your garden or even in a pot. Hawaii is the perfect clement for growing mint, give your plant about 4 to 6 hours of sun a day and lots of water it will take root very easily so make sure you are ready or it could turn in to a ground cover very quickly.
The Greeks and Romans were famous for using mint in their food and beverage offerings. Bunches of mint were used as decoration on their tables during feats, and often burned as insence. The Egyptians were one of the first cultivators of peppermint often using it to freshen the breath. In fact, Peppermint is thought to have originated in Northern Africa and the Mediterranean. In an ancient Egyptian medical text dating to 1550 BC, mint is listed as calming to stomach pains. Mint was so valued in Egypt that it was used as a form of currency.
Mint isn’t just great for helping you manifest money, it’s good for your health too! Mint can be used in beverages like your iced water, or made in to a tea. Have it growing in a pot by your front door and let it benefit your life as a live plant, or purchase it dried or fresh from your local health food store or favored market. Considered nutrient-dense, mint contains good amounts of fiber, iron, copper, calcium, folic acid, omega-3 concentrates, and it is low in calories. It is also known as a good source of ascorbic acid, potassium and manganese. When made into tea, mint eases stomach ache, anti-flatulence, bad breath, diarrhea, depression, insomnia, respiratory, cough, bronchitis, kidney stones, gallstones, headache, backache, neck pain, cold, flu, and altitude sickness.
Use mint topically as a salve or essential oil. There are numerous brands of topical ointments at your local market. Use a mint salve, ointment or crème for cramps, aches and pains, eczema, lice itching, and insect bites. Because mint wards off lower energies, we use mint in most of our elixirs like Road Opener, Harmonious Home, and Abundant Future.
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Mint & Ginger Elixir
1 bunch of fresh mint, plus extra for garnish
1lemon juiced, slices for garnish
1/2C fresh ginger sliced
1/4C honey to taste
2 quarts of water
Bring 2 quarts of water to a gentle simmer and the ginger slices and honey. Stir to combine, and remove from the heat. Add the entire bunch of mint and the juice of one lemon to the ginger and honey mixture, and allow the brew to steep for a minimum of 10minutes. Strain and garnish with a sprig of mint and a couple of lemon slices. Serve hot or iced. Cheers! serves 4
I would like to give my disclaimer on and about herbs in general. Always consulted your medical doctor before taking any herbal product. The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and should not be used to diagnose and treat diseases. If you have a serious health problem, its recommend that you consult the appropriate health practitioner. This product may not have been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to treat or prevent disease.
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