mentha x verticillata - mentha x piperita

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mentha x verticillata - mentha x piperita
Castilian: Hierbabuena.

English: Peppermint.

Recommended in: digestion sluggish. Inflammation of the liver and gallbladder. Intestinal gas. Dizziness. Stimulating and soothing at the same time.

Burns: the infusion mixed with olive oil, in towels.

This species is used since ancient times and is reported to use most of the country. Is mainly used for digestive disorders such as heartburn and stomach pain, diarrhea, bile, gastritis, constipation and intestinal infection, in its treatment of cooking is preparing a tender shoots mixed with other herbs such as chamomile, pomegranate, guava, tamarind, estafiate, lime, tejocote and other species, such as infusion is recommended to take tea on an empty stomach, once or twice a day. Another use of the baking of the branches is to achieve good digestion and relieve stomach aches in children. The Hierbabuena also is used to expel intestinal parasites, or ingested through an infusion outbreaks in cooking sweetened with honey and mixed with epazote and estafiate, taking over a week.

Herb that comes to measuring up to 60 cm in height and has a square stem. Its leaves are very aromatic and have the pinch elongated shape. The flowers borne on spikes at the higher end, ranging from white to purple. It originated in Europe, Africa and Asia. In Mexico, live in warm climates, semi, dry, warm and cold. It grows in cultivated dwellings and is linked to different types of vegetation disturbed.

There are about 15 species of mint, which are difficult to distinguish from each other, while cross between them forming hybrids that sometimes are better suited to the environment than their parents: the case of Mentha arvensis, the only mint's own American continent.

The mint is a hybrid of two species, mint green and the water, which was described and praised for its medicinal properties in the century Xll;

When we speak of mint or buy a herbal, we refer to the pzperita Mentha, which is a hybrid that was obtained in the century xvll to cross the water mint (M. aquatica) with mint green (M. viridis) It turned out a lot more grass - rich active and very easy to grow as their parents. What we know as "good grass" is another kind of mint, the M. sativa, also known as sandalwood. " All mints have virtually identical properties and can therefore be used in the same way.

FEATURES: The first description of the mint (M. piperita) dates from Xll century, and is located in England, where he had discovered the cause or hybrid. From there, using cuttings (planting directly into the ground a twig) spread throughout the country and was exported to Europe and America, where it is cultivated for its medicinal and culinary use. It is a perennial plant, stem green, branched, in no more than half a meter in height. The leaves, oval, finished puma, with the edges sawn, are arranged in pairs, one against the other, along the stem, forming knots that arise from the ramifications of the stem and inflorescence (flower cluster) The inflorescences are the tip of the stems and branches, forming a long cone florcillas pink. The plant shows a very characteristic delicate aroma.

LOCATION: Being a hybrid produced by humans in their natural state does not exist anywhere on the globe, though it is abandoned as a result of crops or plants that have lost or discarded roots. It requires fresh and damp soil, played with great ease.

ACTIVE: Leaves and (possess essence blooms in varying amounts, depending on the place because where they are grown, the altitude of the terrain, humidity sunshine, soil quality or fertilizers may vary Ia production. The mint is composed primarily of menthol and substance of lesser importance. The industry grows mint for the extraction (by distillation) of menthol.

Medicinal properties: It is used as a sedative, tonic, is stimulating the stomach, stomach and carminativa (to eliminate intestinal gas) Greece and 13 gave him aphrodisiac properties sexual appetite stimulants)

COLLECTING: We use the flowering tops, or just the leaves. They can be cut at any time if you are going to use fresh (in the kitchen) If the mint will be saved, the sticks must be cut when the plant is about to bloom, then dried leaves and flowers scattered in the shade and stored in airtight containers, in dry air and dark.

USES AND APPLICATIONS: The mints were known in ancient Greece for its medicinal properties. While the Chinese, by his side, mint used as painkillers. The most common form is administered in infusion (about 10 degrees. Per cup) from which it takes three cups a day after the meals.

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