Did you know that aromatic mint is a perennial plant, has wide cultural varieties and being used
in pharmacology and culinary since ancient times?
Mint leaves and flowers are rich in phytoncide, carotene, vitamins A, C and B3 and ethereal oils
high in menthol. Menthol has painkilling and antiseptic action whereas the mint oil is used in
cosmetology and perfumery.
Mint is a perfect seasoning - both fresh and dried. It blossoms in the period of July-August and
the best time for gathering is before or in bloom. Like other herbs, mint has to be
dried in the shadow. Dried mint fully keeps its pleasant aroma and tastes good in meals,
desserts, sauces and etc.
Mint goes particularly well with stewed oyster mushrooms, Matsoni (Georgian yogurt) soup and
Popular mint tea has a calming effect. It supports digestion, stimulates a heart, restores energy,
enhances mood and neutrals spasms; helps against meteorism and diarrhea.
Mint tea is easy to prepare – dump few stalks of mint into the hot water and let it sit for 10-15
minutes. You can add some sugar or honey, or even some lemon. The same mixture – but a
good cold version makes a perfect refreshing beverage for hot summer days. Mint leaves can
be even added to the ordinary black tea to make it taste more aromatic.
Despite the fact that mint tea is a pleasant and healthy drink, it's not quite recommended to
people with low blood pressure as well as for children less than 3 years old, pregnant and
Even men should avoid too much of the mint beverages as it negatively influences on libido.