Thursday, November 25, 2010

Growing herbs

 Mint - You can't live with it and you can't live without it.

Refreshing mint...

Peppermint has many uses ,
  • The menthol in peppermint soothes the inner lining of the digestive tract and helps in the production of bile which helps in digestion.
  • Mint is an excellent breath freshener. It is also known as a good remedy for gingivitis.
  • Peppermint has a calming and sedative effect.
  • It is also used as cold remedy
  • Mint is a stimulant and it is known for lifting the mood, bringing cheer.
  • Mint contains Vitamin C and Vitamin A.
  • Essential peppermint oil is analgesic (pain-reducer), anti-inflammatory, and a counterirritant.
  • It is used for flavouring foods and drinks.
  •  Mint can be used as a repellant. Mint may repel ants and flies.

Growing mint:


Groing mint is very easy. It is an invasive plant. Just try to chose a spot where you won’t mind the rampant growth or grow it in a confined space. As a result growing mint is perfect for the beginning gardener. Mint grows from underground runners and thrives on abundant water and plenty of compost.

Harvesting:
Mint leaves can be harvested regularly and enjoyed throughout the summer.

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