Latin:  Mentha spp.

Family:   Lamiaceae

Parts Used:  Aerial portion

Taste/Energetics:  Cooling, drying, aromatic

Properties:  Diaphoretic, carminative, nervine mild stimulant, antispasmodic, antimicrobial

Actions: This is a sweet gentle set of herbs that have multiple properties.  Spearmint, peppermint and other Menthe species all share the ability to help bring on a sweat which can be helpful at the onset of a cold.  Mint in some form is one of the main herbs that I will offer along with elder and yarrow for those just getting a cold.  The mints all improve digestion and have a relaxing effect on the tummy if there is cramping and tightness there.

For the mood the mints are lovely mood elevators, gently stimulating while aslo relaxing at the same time. Mints are cooling and are useful for folks who appear hot, restless, charged up, a little frustrated and angry.  Mint will soothe and relax while acting as a gentle antidepressant.  The various mints are used extensively as essential oils in aromatherapy as well.

Dosage:  Standard infusion 1-2 tsp to a cup.  Not as common in tincture.  Common as essential oil with standard dosaging/precautions

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Peppermint monograph   by Rosalee de la Foret