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Many Mints: Mints for Health

By Jim Long
April/May 2009
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Spearmint scrambles over rocks in this carefree woodland garden.
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The essential oils in mint contain menthol, which has proven antimicrobial activity. It’s used to ease nausea and vomiting; improve digestion; reduce heartburn; improve breath; clear congestion related to colds and allergies; and ease stress and tension.

Contributing editor Jim Long lives and gardens in the Ozark Mountains.

Click here for the original article,  Many Mints: Recipes and Growing Tips for Mint .



















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