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Mint
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Len....NY    Posted 09-03-2004 at 16:37:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey, anyone know of a medicinal use for mint leaves. I have an overabundance of it trying to take over.I hate to just whack it down.


Len    Posted 09-04-2004 at 01:07:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you all for the suggestions. But, when needed, I like my chill chasers straight up.


BW-= It's a key    Posted 09-03-2004 at 18:31:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
ingredient with the use of Bourbon ...8)
bill g,


Maggie/TX~~YES!    Posted 09-03-2004 at 17:23:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mint is very useful as an herbal remedy! Here is a website with some ideas but I use it for one that is not listed here. I always make a cup of hot peppermint tea with lemon and honey when we have any kind of a cold, be it head cold or chest cold, and it helps open up the breathing passages. Mint contains some kind of antioxident properties, according to my herb book and is very good for you. My book says it is good for nausea and morning sickness too but to not drink large amounts of strong peppermint tea if one is pregnant - not more than a cup or two at a time.


Len....NY    Posted 09-04-2004 at 01:03:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Maggie, It seems,as with most things, moderation is the key. My Mom & Dad knew a lot of about old world medicinal alternatives. Should of listened more. I'm fortunate and thankful to God that I enjoy good health and protection. And I also believe we are surrounded by a veritable apothecary shop. I hate to waste those gifts.


Ron/PA    Posted 09-03-2004 at 17:06:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Len, I've read a few articles about Mint, and it seems it's a very agressive plant, almost to the point of being a problem plant. I'll bet Fawteen could shed some light on this subject.
Ron


cbryder    Posted 09-03-2004 at 16:51:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don"t know about medicinal, but my Granmas mint jelly made me feel real good!


toolman    Posted 09-03-2004 at 16:39:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
your a brave man len asking a serious question like that here haha.


Len....NY    Posted 09-03-2004 at 16:48:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya'but I was serious.Can you heal with it? smoke it? after all the've found use for a stinkin' toad. No offense Boss. LOL


toolman    Posted 09-03-2004 at 16:56:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
don,t know if you ever heard of duilts(sp ) it,s a seaweed , that is harvested in nova scotia and probably lots of other places on the east coast, anyway they dry in on tarps then bag it and sell it. granma used to send us some out here all the time as she knew we missed that and the maple products , anyway mom used to put it on a tin foil plate and heat it in the oven,made it crisp, well she had some sittin on this plate and a friend of my brothers was there waiting for my brother to go out, he grabbed a bunch of it and i guess he later smoked it, brother said he was high all night , never told him it was seaweed, we teased him about it for years he still says it was the best pot he ever smoked , i guess they,ll smoke anything so it might be worth a try haha.


Len    Posted 09-03-2004 at 17:03:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
It was probably all the marine life attached to it that provided the added zing.


Ron/PA    Posted 09-03-2004 at 16:47:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Seems to me, I've heard about a use down in Kentucky. Something about a mint julep on derby day.
Everybody down there seems to feel real good after a couple of them.
Ron


Len    Posted 09-03-2004 at 16:51:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Ron, how do you make it?


Ron/PA    Posted 09-03-2004 at 16:56:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here's what uncle Google says.


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