MINT (Mentha piperita) MORE THAN A TEA PART 2
OTHER INTERNAL USE: As an adjuvant, along with specific plants to the condition being treated, mint has very good effect on the following diseases and disorders: dysmenorrhea (painful or irregular periods), biliary gallstones, chronic disorders of the pancreas, cardiac arrhythmia, paralysis, rheumatism, sinusitis, shock, trembling, paralysis, intestinal worms (roundworms, pinworms).
EXTERNAL: – muscle pain – pour super-concentrated combined infusion in hot water bath, take general baths – herpes – compresses with super-concentrated combined infusion. Cataplasms with celandine, echinacea and mint in equal portions has very good effects.- irritation, pruritus (itching) – cold cataplasm on the affected area – migraines, headaches – put cataplasm on the nape and forehead which is fixed with bandage.- cataplasm on the affected area.- hives – make a cataplasm with mint and chamomile in equal proportions that are applied on the affected area. Has a soothing effect, reduces infammation.- oily skin, enlarged pores – cataplasm with mint leaves after a prior wash of the skin with face soap and water.
METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION
The powder – finely ground the plant with electric coffee grinder, then is sieved through a flour sifter. Take, usually, a teaspoon 3 times per day on an empty stomach. The powder is put under the tongue for 10-15 minutes, then swallowed with water. The powder can not be preserved longer than 10 days because it alters its properties.
Combined infusion (recipe for 250 ml.) – 1-2 teaspoons of powdered mint leaves is allowed to soak in half a cup of water over night, then is filtered; keep the macerate, and the remaining powder is scalded with half a cup of boiling water for 20 minutes, then allowed to cool; combine the two extracts; drink the preparation with a quarter of an hour before a meal. Dose – 3 cups per day.
Super-concentrated combined infusion – is prepared just like the above presented with the difference that will be more concentrated: 2-3 teaspoons of herb instead of 1-2 teaspoons.
Hot infusion (recipe for 250 ml.) – Add a cup of boiling water over a teaspoon of powdered mint leaves, cover and allow to infuse for 10-15 minutes, then sweeten with honey and drink as hot as possible. Dose – 3 cups per day.
Cataplasm – finely ground the plant with electric coffee grinder, then mix in a bowl with warm water until a paste is formed and is placed in a gauze and applied on the affected area.
PRECAUTIONS: In the treatment of sick stomach the regular mint can give the feeling of upset stomach and even slight pain. In this case will be preferred the sweet mint (Mentha viridis) .Use of the mint on very long-term in large doses cause digestive tract sensitization, may predispose to neuralgia.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: None known