The leaves and stems contain an oil that is used for its health properties.The plant itself can grow from 1 to 3 feet tall or more if it’s left alone, and not pruned. It consists of purplish, square stems and oblong purplish leaves with pointed tips, distinct veins, and toothed edges. It produces small pink, white, or purple flowers at the end of each stem depending on the season.
Treating bacteria, fungal, and viral infections: Rubbing the leaves and stem releasing its oil, on the infected areas of skin or drinking a tea for internal infections.
Relieving respiratory conditions, colds, and coughing and general energizer for tired muscles: Drinking an Infusion tea as directed below and rubbing a bruised leaf releasing the oil on the skin on the chest or tired muscles on the body.
Peppermint will bring oxygen & blood flow to the surface muscles as well, improving healing and will aid in the increase of the persons energy levels.
Infusion recipe: Soak 1 Tablespoon of dried leaf or 3 Tablespoons of fresh leaf in 8 ounces of boiling water for 15 minutes. Straining removing the solid particles. Drink one cup up to 4 times a day when needed.
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