Mint is a herbaceous, aromatic plant known for its fragrant flowers. It is native to temperate regions. It is a medicinal plant, but it is also used in cooking. Mint can fight stomach disorders and nausea, it helps digestion and it is beneficial in cases of colics and colitis. It boosts the function of the gallbladder and the liver and it has sedative and diuretic properties. It sooths the symptoms of the flu and it relieves from cough.Used as a compress, mint leaves can heal burns. A few leaves on the temples relieve from the cold and headache.Mint is used in sweet making and in liquors. It is also used in pies, pasta, sauces,soups and salads. It adds flavor to tea and it is the main ingredient of mojito cocktail.Add the leaves at the end of cooking, as long cooking destroys the essential oils and the flavor is lost.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: EGYPT
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