Homemade Peppermint  Remedies and Solutions

Peppermint Tea

This is actually a very popular drink all over the world, especially in Arabia, where peppermint leaves are also sometimes added to regular tea for the flavor. A soothing peppermint tea has a large number of benefits. It is a nerve soothing experience that you should treat yourself after a long day of work. And it also has great benefits for the stomach. A serving of peppermint tea after a meal can vastly improve digestion.

What you need

  • Peppermint leaves

Instructions:

  • Shred the peppermint leaves roughly into small pieces.
  • Put a cup of water into the kettle and bring to boil.
  • Place the shredded peppermint leaves into a steel teal ball or a steel infuser.
  • Add the ball to the hot water, and steep for a few minutes.
  • You can add some cinnamon or other herbs for flavor. However, peppermint has a distinct, enjoyable flavor by itself.
  • Consume the tea when it is lukewarm. You can have sugar with the tea, but it is best to avoid refined table sugars as much as possible!

Peppermint Tincture

Peppermint tinctures are a great cure for all kinds of illnesses. You can apply them topically to muscle sores to remove the aching pain. You can use the concentrated peppermint goodness as a few drops in toothpaste, or in diets of sick family members.

One teaspoon of this tincture should be enough to treat indigestion and heartburns and nausea in adults.

Things you need:

  • Half a cup of dry peppermint leaves
  • Half a cup of diced ginger roots
  • One fourth cup dried fennel seeds
  • One and a half cup water
  • One and a half cup drinkable rum or vodka, with about 40% alcohol

Instructions:

  • Place dried peppermint leaves, ginger and fennel seeds in a glass jar.
  • Cover the leaves, ginger and fennel seeds with boiling water.
  • Fill up the rest of the jar with the vodka or rum.
  • Keep the jar in a cool dry place for 2 to 6 weeks. Do not exceed 6 weeks.
  • Strain off the mixture after 2 to 6 weeks using a filter cloth or cheesecloth.
  • Store the mixture in jars or vials.

Peppermint

Peppermint Soup

Peppermint is often used as a spicy addition to many cooking preparations. But the minty flavor itself is quite enjoyable. This minty soup, where peppermint is the key ingredient, can be a great food if you are suffering from a cold, not only will it taste and feel great, but your cold will also be cured faster.

Here’s what you need:

  • One large onion, finely chopped
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 medium sized white potato, cubed
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • One large chicken breast, finely diced
  • 2 cups milk
  • Six ounces of peppermint leaves, finely chopped
  • Black pepper, finely ground
  • 1 cup fat free sour cream

Instructions:

  • Heat the oil in large saucepan. The garlic, celery, onion, and potato should be sautéed for a few minutes until golden brown.
  • Add the chicken stock, milk, and chicken breasts and bring to boil. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add the peppermint leaves to the mixture.
  • Stir thoroughly, and boil for around 7 minutes.
  • Pour in the sour cream and whip up a creamy consistency.
  • Serve hot for great results.

Peppermint is by no means an obscure herb. It has the classic flavor that has made it famous for centuries.

With its great health benefits as a precious add on, this is a herb that you simply must grow and consume in your daily diet. With a creative mind, you can incorporate the peppermint flavor in a large portion of your cooking for some truly exotic tasting treats.

Here is to your adventure with peppermint! Learn how to cultivate peppermint here.

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