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The good grass is a plant native to Europe, Asia and Africa. It is similar to mint both in appearance and in flavor and aroma, but softer. For this reason it is used in gastronomy throughout the world.
The good herb is from the mint family so it has similar uses, applications and physical characteristics. The scientific name is Mentha sativa and it belongs to the Labiatae family. The good herb has therapeutic qualities as sedative, digestive tonic, stimulant, carminative, analgesic.
The young shoots and leaves are those that contain active ingredients and are therefore beneficial for health. They must be used fresh to contain all the beneficial substances.
This good herb is useful for treating conditions such as diarrhea, infant colic, relieves nervous tension, heartburn, stomach pain, digestive problems, improves gallbladder function, helps with liver inflammation, gas.
In addition to dizziness, eliminate intestinal parasites, burns, eye inflammations, headaches, muscle cramps, constipation.
To take advantage of the benefits of this medicinal plant, we can prepare an infusion with 30 grams of fresh leaves for each liter of water. It should be boiled for a few minutes, after resting it can be drunk. We can take this drink 2 or 3 times a day after meals.
It is also possible to make compresses with good herb mixed with olive oil, it is effective to relieve pain and inflammation in the body as well as minor burns. The great advantage of this herb is that it is very easy to find in any herbalist or we can grow it at home.
This medicinal plant can be combined with other herbs to enhance the resolution of certain symptoms or conditions if we do it in tea.
This plant is not toxic but contains menthol and this substance is contraindicated for use in children under 5 years of age, also in some people the essential oil of this plant can cause an allergic reaction but not too serious.
There are no known adverse effects relevant to this plant but it is always advisable to consult a doctor before starting to use a good herb as a home remedy.
• The essential oil also has a relaxing and relaxing effect on the brain, helping itself to relieve stress and improve concentration. It is also an insect repellent applied to the skin.
HOW TO PREPARE THE INFUSION
Add a cup of boiling water to 2 teaspoons of mint. Let stand 10 minutes and drink.
HOW TO PREPARE THE DYE
Place 200 grams of mint in a jar and add a liter of 70% alcohol. Shake well and leave to rest for 7 days, in a covered jar, mixing once a day. filter and store in a jar protected from light, for a maximum of one year.
HOW TO PREPARE THE CATAPLASM
Crush the fresh mint leaves and apply.
HOW TO MAKE THE INHALATIONS
Add a jug of boiling water to 2 tablespoons of leaves and inhale with a towel on your head, taking care not to burn yourself.