Many Mints: Mints for Health


| April/May 2009



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Spearmint scrambles over rocks in this carefree woodland garden.


Jerry Pavia

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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