Aromatic, Cooling, Soothing and Healing:
The Mint Herb
Lebanon cuisine indulges in the use of Mint herb, as generously as our land and climate ally to produce it. Fresh Mint is in most of our salads, topping our Labneh and Raw Kibbeh, in our Manou’sh wrap and Lahem Ajeen (Meat Pizza Pie). It blooms in our gardens and front kitchen doors, and balcony. In winter and after lunch, we love it fresh in hot water, fueling the forming tea with its healing values.
Dried up, the Mint is stored for the fragrance of our cooked yogurt dishes and our Kafta Stew, among others, as well as incorporated in various dishes, like the Stuffed Cabbage, and the list goes on.
Gosh, don’t we love our Mint!
THE MINT HEALING VALUES:
- We use the Mint for its soothing and calming effect on the stomach, its help with digestion after heavy meals, and relieves from nausea and bloating.
- We also use it to clear our nasal congestion, soothe our sore throats, and relieve our lungs from bronchitis and phlegm during flu and cold. The Mint helps also in relieving asthmatic conditions, and soothing down headaches.
- We mash a leaf to freshen up our breath naturally, and to relieve toothache and gencive inflammation. The Mint is a natural strong anti-inflammatory.
- We fight fatigues, exhaustion and low-mood with a cup of Mint tea. The Mint is a natural energy stimulant that is both refreshing and soothing.
Studies have also shown that the Mint:
- stimulates naturally the digestive system, allowing a quicker melt of the consumed fat into energy, which makes a good support of Weight-Loss.
- supports cognitive memory
- helps prevent certain types of cancer
- Cures allergies and hay fever.
- has Antioxidant properties.
To Your Good Health, Cheers!
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