Peppermint is found growing wild throughout Europe and North America along stream banks and in moist wastelands where it has escaped from cultivation.
The leaves are used medicinally and are primarily known as a digestive aid for dyspepsia, flatulence, intestinal colic, and biliary disorders with peppermint leaf tea specifically used for gastrointestinal and gallbladder ailments. Peppermint is useful in treating a tension headache as it is a very calming herb.
Peppermint is also used to help treat fevers, colds and flu and can assist with travel and morning sickness.
Ingredients: Peppermint Leaf
Directions: To make a tea, pour 1 cup of boiling water over 2g of peppermint leaves. Infuse for 10 – 15 minutes and drink 3 – 4 times daily.
Warnings: This food is not a sole source of nutrition and should be used in conjunction with a nutritious diet and with an appropriate physical training or exercise program. This food is not suitable for children under the age of 15 or pregnant women. It should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision. Keep out of reach of children.