Happy Vernal Equinox

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This week we are going to talk about the internal uses of mint; focusing on it's properties that aid in digestive issues.

Mint actually acts as a digestive which aids in digestive complaints: indigestion, gas, cramps, nausea, & colic. How does it do it? VOLATILE OILS. Plants in the mint family contain such volatile oils as menthol, thymol, citronellal, limonene, camphor, carvacrol, & linalool. The primary actions of these oils is to relax our internal organs. If you are able to relieve tension and relax circulatory tissues in the intestines, you will restore balance within your digestive system.

I've filmed a quick video tutorial on how to make a simple mint extract that you can take 1 tsp of after a big meal or during a period of stomach upset.

Make the extract and let me know how it went!