Mint is a multiyear grassy compound plant. The root is long, very branched. The stems are straight, perennials, branched, up to 100 cm tall, dark green or reddish in color. The leaves are dark green, arranged opposite each other, with short handles, smooth surface, rounded base and a sharp top. It blooms in July – August, the fruit is being collected from August to September.
Since ancient times, mint is a popular home remedy to treat stomach diseases. Not accidentally people use it to prepare food that is difficult to digest. It helps when you have intestinal problems, inflammation of the small and large intestine, inflammation of the stomach, reduces abdominal pain, prevents the creation of gases and removes unpleasant breath. The mint successfully treats the diarrhea. It is a friend of the liver, improves its function and stimulates the secretion of bile acids. People should drink mint at night as a mild sedative for calm and deep sleep, and especially you have to drink if you consume heavy meals. As a tranquillizer can be mixed with basil, hops, lemon balm and valerian. It is used in the cosmetics as a means to remove the itching, scratching. It is widely used in alcohol and food industry where it is used as a spice, especially used in industry to manufacture candies. In the cosmetic industry is used for making toothpaste.
From the mint you can make good tea that can be drinked daily. As exceptional aromatic plant it is very refreshing, and quite healing. Always is prepared fresh. When we make tea, we should not boiling it, because it loses its health benefits.
Tea – Take one tablespoon of dried and crushed leaves and place in 200-300 ml water, wait about 30 minutes and then drink it sweetened with honey.