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Diving into Greek Mythology
According to the ancient Greeks, Hades, the god of the underworld, fell in love with a water nymph by the name of Menthe, who lived in one of the five rivers of the underworld. When Persephone, Hades' wife, discovered this she transformed Menthe into a plant for people to trample on. Hades wanted Menthe to be remembered, and in his sorrow and grief he gave Menthe the distinctive fragrance that we now associate with peppermint.
- Peppermint is known for its primary active ingredient, menthol, which provides a cooling sensation and is an expectorant and decongestant. It is used to help treat many respiratory ailments including asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, and coughs.
- Peppermint may relieve digestive symptoms, such as gas, bloating, and indigestion.
- Peppermint can stimulate memory and improve focus, making it a great study buddy, and it can soothe headaches, relieve tension, and boost energy.
Peppermint is lovely served hot or iced and unsweetened or with a spoonful of honey.
1-2 teaspoons in 8 oz of hot water for 5-10 minutes
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