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Mint is an Ancient Healing Food enjoyed for its wonderful aroma, its great taste, and its healing power. Add to meals or drink as a tea to aid in digestion, cleanse breath, improve mood and to aid in sleep among many other medicinal benefits.

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This real peppermint hot cacao is made even healthier by using unrefined sugars such as maple syrup or honey. The coconut oil give this hot cacao that requisite yummy creaminess, while also giving you a heart healthy dose of essential fatty acids and lauric acid. To add even more yumminess, try adding in some healthy homemade marshmallows! #realfood #healthy

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Peppermint is sometimes regarded as ‘the world’s oldest medicine’, with archaeological evidence placing its use at least as far back as ten thousand years ago. Pepeprmint are naturally high in manganese, vitamin A and vitamin C. Crushed leaves rubbed on the skin help soothe and relax the muscles. Infused peppermint leaves are used to : reduce irritable bower syndrome against upset stomachs inhibit bacterial growth treat fevers flatulence spastic colon

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How to Make Mint Extract

homemade peppermint extract - something I've been meaning to do for a long time. I've got a bunch of vanilla extract almost done - this is next!

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Make Santa's Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies with candy cane peppermint crunch, chocolate chips, and minty creme de menthe chips and leave out for Santa!

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Regular use of mint is very beneficial for asthma, as it is a good relaxant & relieves congestion. The stimulant qualities of mint help with alertness, retention, & cognitive function. Mint can induce sweating if consumed during fever, thereby breaking the fever & speeding the rate of recovery. Its phytonutrients have been shown to stop the growth of pancreatic, mammary, & liver tumors. It has also been shown to protect against cancer formation in the colon, skin, & lungs. #dherbs…

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