The generic name of the species belonging to the Lamiaceae family and whose number is about 25-30 is known as mint. It is known as a perennial durable and herbaceous plant. It has a temperate climate and can be easily grown in almost every region of the world. Peppermint is known as a perennial plant that grows from 20 cm to 90 cm in length and can be varied according to species diversity, with a fairly forked, slightly pubescent and durable plant.
The leaves of the mint are oval in shape, but the edges tapering towards the tip have a serrated structure. Its body is brownish and its hardness is remarkable. The flowers of the mint plant usually open in the summer. The flowers can be in white, pink and purple colors. Peppermint has a distinctive, pungent and refreshing fragrance, and this is its most remarkable feature.
Mint, which is used thousands of years ago in world cuisine and for health purposes, is also included in Greek Mythology. It has been used in the manufacture of popular perfumes with its characteristic scent throughout history. Mint, which is used by the locals in America, is known to have spread to Europe by merchant ships. Mint, which symbolizes hospitality in many cultures, continues to be the first beverage served to guests in the Middle East. The Romans used this plant against bee stings, to protect against diseases and to express sincere emotions. In the Middle Ages, mint was thought to revive the soul and purify it from evil. Mint was used in funeral ceremonies. The Greeks believed that the smell of mint symbolized power. This plant attributed to Venus; It symbolizes love, devotion, love, passion and virtue.
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You can grow your own mint very comfortably and easily in a medium pot on the balcony or in a corner of your garden, and collect and consume fresh whenever you need it. You can also prepare the spice form by collecting and drying the mint that has started to harden. To grow mint in a flowerpot, take a medium-sized pot with six holes. Fill it with fertile garden soil. With the help of a trowel or similar tool, make some space for mint seedlings at the top of the soil. Then place the seedlings in this space and cover the entire roots with soil. Give a small amount of life water all over the soil. Take care to keep the soil slightly moist during a two-week waiting period. Seedlings ripen in an average of 3 months. Of course, you can also collect and consume mint, which starts to grow slightly at any time. The plant, which can grow up to 30 meters in length, has reached the ideal maturity for harvesting.
Harvest time is usually in early summer and autumn. However, since the plant is perennial, it will be productive at different times if it is well looked after. Plant experts recommend harvesting in the morning hours to get the maximum benefit. In this way, necessary vitamins and etheric oils are preserved. Drying should be done in a shady and airy place.
lowers of the mint, 30-90 cm in length, are arranged in a bundle. If you want to use the mint fresh or dry it for the winter, you should collect it before it blossoms. Mint with a refreshing scent; It has components such as tannins, resin, menthol and jasmon. Peppermint can be used in many ways, but primarily for what purpose and how mint is consumed should be determined. Although peppermint is available almost every season, it is not possible to reach fresh mint, especially in winter. For this reason, if it is desired to prepare and store the mint naturally at home, fresh mint leaves can be collected and dried all year round, by health and safely drying under the summer sun. The dried mint leaves are crushed and turned into an inhomogeneous powder. Then it is ready for consumption, just like fresh mint. Although there are numerous different options of mint consumption, it is known as the most preferred fresh mint tea.
Peppermint has appetizing and nauseating properties. In particular, there is no one who does not know or know that mint lemon tea has been used for healing purposes for generations. Mint leaves and lemon peels are known to be good for all kinds of stomach ailments when they are consumed by keeping them in a certain amount of water until boiling. Mint is also known to have a soothing effect on the nervous system. It is also good for ulcers, heartburn and gas pain. As you can see, peppermint is an easy-to-reach and even easy-to-grow fragrant herb with many benefits. We can compile the other known benefits of peppermint. It relieves nausea. It has been used for thousands of years for indigestion and intestinal gas removal problems.
Mint tea gets bloating. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Reduces the effects of seasonal allergies. It is good for throat dryness. Prevents nausea and prevents vomiting. Solves the problems of heartburn and heartburn. It is a very effective plant in expectorant. She suffers from chronic pain. It is useful in migraine-like pain. It is especially recommended to massage the forehead of peppermint oil. One of the most important benefits of peppermint is to remove bad breath. People who have bad breath or have a sharp smell like garlic-onion can take a few leaves of mint in the mouth and chew. This method works even better than the most effective mouth sprays or gums. It helps digestion. It dissolves gallstones. It supports the treatment of health problems such as flu and flu. The plant, which is rich in vitamin C, strengthens the immune system. It is good for allergic asthma and bronchitis. It reduces the stress and gives the person a feeling of calm.
Mint has been proven to have muscle relaxant properties. For this reason, it is recommended to be used by pregnant women in certain amounts and in the advice of a doctor. Otherwise, it may increase the risk of miscarriage as it will cause the cervix muscles to relax. Likewise, breastfeeding mothers should be careful as the effects of peppermint use on the baby cannot be predicted. Again, another known negative effect of peppermint was observed when used with some prescription or non-prescription drugs. For this reason, if any medication is used, peppermint should be consumed in a controlled manner, taking the advice of a doctor. The current situation for all plants can also be said for mint. In other words, overuse can have negative effects. These effects include diarrhea, nausea and anorexia. Although it differs from body to body, it will be possible to say that it is not necessary and useful to consume more than two cups a day if you are going to use mint tea.
Mint sherbet prevents many beverages with its naturally refreshing and refreshing effect on summer days. Ingredients for this: 2 sliced lemons, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 and half a liter of water and 1 bunch of extracted fresh mint. Put all the ingredients except the mint into the pot and start boiling for 10 minutes, then boil the mint and cover the pot. Leave to infuse for 1 hour. After draining the syrup completely, cool it in the refrigerator. Serve with fresh mint leaves and lemon slices.