Mint (Mentha species) is an aromatic plant belonging to the Labiate family whose beneficial properties have been known since the times of the Egyptians and ancient Romans.
It is a perennial and resistant aromatic herb
It grows and develops easily if grown in its own garden or in a pot, so you can always have its fresh and fragrant leaves on hand. It tolerates sandy soils and exposure to full sun, which must be balanced by frequent watering.
Due to the active ingredients contained in mint, cicatrizing and disinfectant properties are attributed to it. It is useful in case of gastro-intestinal disorders, helps the functioning of the liver and promotes digestion. Contains menthol, vitamin C, antibiotic substances, limonene and isovalerianate.
Mint can be used in the kitchen both fresh and dried as an aromatic herb to be used to flavor dishes. It is excellent as a condiment for salads, vegetables, legumes and cereals.
The dried mint leaves can be used together with lemon juice or zest to create an aromatic summer drink, simply by preparing an herbal tea which will then be left to cool.
The mint leaves, rubbed on the hands, also help to eliminate the bad smells left by garlic, onion and fish.