An 80-year old neighbor appeared at my doorstep, bringing some gifts of honey, lavanda (lavender), and asking if I wanted some mint from her garden. “I don’t know what to do with it, Dorothy. I have so much.” “Here’s what you do,” I said. “Take a handful, put it in a pitcher of water, then put in your fridge. Voila! Instant Cold Mint Tea!” I wanted to make it easy on her, but what’s better is to put the jar in the sun for the day, so the heat can bring out the power of the herbs. Next time I came over to her house, she offered me some. “Oh, this is great,” I said!” “You taught me that last time, Dorothy!” “Oh, I did? I didn’t even remember. With the weakness of talking too much goes the gift of giving something powerful, sometimes. Luckily. Whew. The neat thing about this advice was that it turns out she’s had a chronic, systemic candida problem. And mint is POWERFUL for getting rid of candida in your body. And she’s got tons of it in her garden!
1 handful mint (there are different varities; enjoy them all!)
1 pitcher cold water
optional – 1 squeeze liquid stevia to sweeten, juice of 1 lemon
Directions: Wash the mint and put in the pitcher of water. Stand in the pitcher in the sun where it can absorb the warmth, then squeeze in the lemon and Stevia. Chil
Word of the Day – menta – peppermint
sol – sun
Tip of the Day – There are over 600 types of mint! Enjoy them all! Here are a few of the common ones: Spearmint, Peppermint, Basil, Lemongrass, Apple Mint, Chocolate Mint, Ginger Mint, Mint Julep, Kentucky Colonel Mint, Mojito Mint, Orange Mint, Pineapple Mint, Catnip, Pennyroyal, Catmint…and many more!
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