Mint, the easiest and the most useful herb to grow.
Be it in the garden or in a pot.
If it’s in the ground, neglect it and it will grow wild like a weed.
You can use it in sweet or savoury, eat it, drink it, cooked or fresh and it looks so pretty too.
The Many Benefits of Mint
Mint, take a whiff of the essential oil and it can help with alertness, retention and cognitive function due to its stimulant qualities.
It’s Phytonutrients have been shown to protect against certain cancers when consumed.
It helps with digestion, soothes upset tummies, nausea and headaches when drunken in tea 🍵
And not only is mint tasty, it also leaves you with a minty fresh breath 😃
Mint is by far the most used herb in my kitchen.
With mine growing uncontrollably and taking over the veggie patch, I’ve had to cut it right back.
And what better way to use all the excess than by drying them for a refreshing mint tea 🍵.
It’s so easy to do, simply tie a bunch together and hang it upside down to dry.
Depending on the qty and weather, mint should take roughly a week before it’s ready to use.
Dried mint can be stored in a airtight container for up to 1 year and because it’s dried, all the oil and flavour is locked in, making dried mint super concentrated.
So not only does it last long but it’s just as good as fresh mint in nutritional benefits 💚
Mint tea is so much better when its homemade.
With only 7 days of drying time the mint is still strong and fresh when infused without being too earthy.
Not to forget, being home grown, it’s 100% organic and the flowers give the insects and the bees a little something to nibble on.
This method also works well with other herbs too, so why not give it a try.
Time to put some chamomile in the garden I think 🌼