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A Spot of Mint Tea

by CountryLife Gardening | Jul 27, 2015
A spot of mint tea

Mint tea and herbal teas in general are growing extremely popular as they are said to offer a number of health benefits.

Allergies: Mint plants contain an antioxidant known as rosmarinic acid, which has been studied for its effectiveness in relieving seasonal allergy symptoms. 

Common cold: Mint contains menthol, which is a natural decongestant that helps to break up phlegm and mucus. 

Indigestion: Mint is a calming and soothing herb that has been used for thousands of years to aid with stomach upset and indigestion.

Skin: When applied topically in oil, ointment or lotion, mint has the effect of calming and cooling skin affected by insect bites, rash or other reactions.

At the moment we have these cute mugs in stock with a mint plant inside them. While the container is a bit of fun the idea is great. To have a ready supply of mint on hand for those moments you need a relaxing cup of mint tea.

Or if desperate times call for it the mint could be used for a quick mojito. ;)

Written by Malachy

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Malachy's Bio 

I have been gardening since I was 5 years old when my mother gave me a part of our garden as my own. I have studied horticulture in the National Botanical Gardens in Glasnevin and was a winner in the young horticulturist of the year competition. I have worked in Several plant nurseries and garden centers such as Mount Congreve in Co. Waterford. My special interests are plant propagation and Cacti!