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Peppermint, Mentha piperita

Family of labiateae

Mint reminds us refreshing and green drinks, especially in the summer, then it reminds the taste of a toothpaste or the flowing of a stream along which grows this scented herb.

It has a sedative and expectorant effect, furthermore it represents a good digestive if left to infuse in white wine or hot water. It is possible to aromatize the tea with some leaves of peppermint. Moreover it enriches salads and it is used to prepare green sauces; all these stuffs have stimulating and digestive properties.

Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni

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