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Unusual herb – mint!

Today’s article I would like to dedicate to the mint. This is a great herb whose name comes from Nymph. Green mint leaves contain proteins and carbohydrates. In addition to this, the plant is rich in the following minerals calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium. Mint has a very specific taste and can be used for desserts, added to the water for refreshment, or brewing from its leaves.

  1. Mint – action
  2. Mint can be easily grown at home
  3. Production of mint cosmetics

 

  1. Mint – action

Mint contains many useful nutrients, such as the aforementioned trace elements or vitamins A and B3. In medicine, mint oil and infusion have been used. Peppermint (the most popular variety) has a diastolic effect on the smooth muscle of the digestive tract, thanks to which it has a good effect on the problems with constipation and bloating.

Mint tea supports digestion, therefore it is recommended to drink after eating heavy foods. Mint can save someone’s life during family celebrations. The infusion of mint also has a slightly calming effect, thanks to which we can support it in stressful situations.

It also works antibacterially, which is applicable in breath freshening and disinfection. It fights against bacteria responsible for food poisoning, such as salmonella, staphylococcus aureus or E. coli. The effects of mint will be appreciated by people suffering from migraines and women with severe menstrual pains.

 

  1. Mint can be easily grown at home

In home conditions, we can grow a mint plant to enjoy its freshness throughout the year. This is a great solution due to the fact that the mint grows quickly and is easy to maintain. We can grow it in a pot kept at home or on the balcony. The reproduction of the plant occurs through the division of roots and takes place throughout the year. We can grow green mint from seeds.

 

  1. Production of mint cosmetics

Mint is also used in cosmetics. Folk medicine already used it because of its soothing effect. Cosmetics with mint perfectly cleanse and refresh the skin. The most common variation in cosmetics is peppermint. Its leaves contain vitamin C, organic acids, mineral salts, tannins, flavonoids and essential oils.

This is the source of menthol, peppermint oil, and menthol, which is a perfume component. It also appears in creams, tonics and masks. The operation of these cosmetics is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent and also slightly brightening the skin. Mint is recommended for impure skin, acne, as well as sensitive and allergic skin. Mint added to shampoos promotes anti-dandruff activity and reduces itching of the scalp.

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Nettle – properties and use of nettle

 

    Stinging nettle is a weed, but also a valuable healing plant
In herbal medicine, among others infusions of nettle leaves
Leaves of nettles are collected from June to September
Two raw materials are obtained from nettle: leaves and nettle root
Nettle leaves contain many valuable ingredients for health

Discover the healing properties of nettles. Stinging nettle is a valuable medicinal plant, has long been used in herbal medicine. You can also prepare an excellent fertilizer from nettle. Learn the healing effects of nettles.

Stinging nettle (Latin Urtica dioica) is not an ordinary weed. This is a unique plant that, thanks to its healing properties, has been used in natural medicine for centuries. Stinging nettle grows wild virtually everywhere – in forests, gardens, bushes, on clearings, roadsides and pastures. For this reason, it is considered by some to be a weed, but in reality nettle is a plant with exceptional healing properties.

Nettle – obtaining and drying the raw material

Nettle is the nettle of the nettle (Folium Urticae), which is harvested from June to September. Nettle roots (Radix Urticae) are also used in medicine, which are excavated in autumn or early spring and dried at a temperature of up to 40 ° C.

Composition and properties of nettle

Nettle health properties: the nettle is rich in vitamins A, K, B2, C, and also contains minerals (including magnesium, calcium, sulfur, iron) and organic acids, tannins, phytosterols and many other substances. Thanks to this, the nettle has healing properties and is treated as a panacea for many ailments.


Nettle application: infusion of nettle leaves and rinse

To use the healing properties of nettles can be made from the leaves of the infusion. Infusions of nettle leaves (a tablespoon of dried herbs is brewed like tea) is recommended for hypertension, anemia, mild diarrhea, inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract and for improved digestion. Modern phytotherapy recommends using nettle also in the initial period of diabetes (of course under the supervision of a doctor), because it slightly reduces the level of sugar in the blood. In natural medicine, the properties of the nettle nurse are used as auxiliary in urolithiasis, gout and rheumatic disease.

Nettle leaf rinses (pour 1 liter of water 30 leaves and after 15 min) irritate the scalp, which is why it is believed that they accelerate hair growth. Nettle properties are also used in hair care. Nettle rinse can be used to fight dandruff, although in this case nettle root rinses are better.