The mint leaf is used both as a culinary herb as well as a medicinal herb. In the world of medicine, mint has shown to promote healthy digestion, relieve acne, prevent cancer, and can be a natural stimulant, relieving symptoms of depression or fatigue. It has been used to improve oral health. Others have used it as a remedy for nausea. The mint can be chewed on or also be used in a tea when trying to best benefit from its medicinal properties.
mint is very versatile. The leaves can be added to meat dishes, salads, and soups. Add mint to your fresh fruits, or add it to yogurt, along with cucumber, garlic, salt to taste, make chutney by blending it with lemon juice, ginger, onion.
Muddle your drinks with mint, add it to iced tea, or iced fruit drinks.
It pairs great with chocolate! (See Dark Chocolate mint Leaves recipe below). 🙂