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Colonial Remedies No. 3 - Peppermint

Colonial Remedies No. 3 - Peppermint

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Peppermint - 20 Teabags

Quickens the Occasional Absent Minde (Increases Alertness)*

Peppermint as a Remedy: “The smell of Mint doth stir up the minde, and the taste to a greedy desire of meat.” (The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes (1597) - J. Gerard).  “A good posie for students to oft smell. It quickened the brain.” (Herbs and Herb Lore of Colonial America)

  • Notes: Peppermint was carried to the New World by European immigrants, where it escaped and grew in the wild.
  • Colonists steeped peppermint to drink as a tea, or sugared the leaves to eat as candy.
  • Brewing Tips: 1 teabag, 195° water, Steep for 5 minutes.

* Please be advised: You should consult with your doctor before making dietary changes. Pregnancy and Lactation: Do not use without the advice of your doctor.