Medicinal Uses For Fresh Peppermint

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Medicinal uses for fresh peppermint are numerous, get expert tips and advice on organic herb gardening in this free video. View Video Transcript

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Gale Gassiot

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Here we have some mint- peppermint. And this is a perennial, which means that it grows year round, and smells delicious. It’s used in tea. It is a digestive aid. It is an anti-spasmodic, and it can be used for menstrual cramps. It can also be used in a bath, and it will totally relax you. This herb is yarrow. It’s a very delicate herb- it doesn’t like the heat and it’ll die back at the end of summer and it does well in winter. It’s a slow grower- it does propagate, but slowly. It’s very sensitive. It needs deep shade. This herb is for speed healing. It was used in the war. The flowers, when they bloom- it has little tiny, white flowers, and those were made into a poultice and put on wounds for speed healing by the soldiers.