As a kitchen herb, it pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes. Throw it into your morning smoothie, make a mint pesto to top chicken, or pan fry it with ramps and spaghetti. Brew it into a deliciously aromatic tea.
Mint, the well known mouth and breath freshener, is an herb that has been used for hundreds of years for its remarkable medicinal properties. It's not just great for toothpaste or for your gum or candy. It also soothes stomachs in cases of indigestion or inflammation. Mint is very effective in clearing up congestion of the nose, throat, bronchi and lungs, which gives relief for respiratory disorders that often result from asthma and the common cold.