As known as Mentha piperita, peppermint is actually a cross breed between Water mint and Spearmint.
Historically the herb has been used to treat a variety of ailments, especially those related to digestive issues, including IBS. The menthol contained in peppermint has also been used to combat nausea and help clear nasal passages.
In addition to that minty clean feeling in your toothpaste, peppermint oil has also demonstrated an ability to kill bad bacteria in the mouth.
Ginger root or Zingiber officinale is a traditional remedy for nausea and indigestion that has been used for centuries throughout the world.
Additionally it is thought to be an effective anti-viral, which makes it an ideal cold and flu remedy. Ginger is also a powerful anti-inflammatory used to treat joint problems and arthritis.
Used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, licorice is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra from which a sweet flavor can be extracted.
It's uses include soothing stomach issues such as food poisoning, stomach ulcers and heartburn. It is also prized for the anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties derived from its glycyrrhiza acid.
A member of the ginger family, Ellataria or cardamom contains a variety of important minerals such as calcium, sulfur and phosphorus. It has been used as a remedy for everything from bad breath and depression to digestion and urinary issues.
Native to the Mediterranean, fennel has been long used for everything from strengthening eyesight, regulating hormones to improving digestion. It has been reported to be antimicrobial as well as antiviral, which may help in fighting off pathogens when you are feeling sick. Fennel has also been used as a sleep aid as it was a main ingredient in many ancient remedies for insomnia.
Marigold or Calendula, has been used medicinally for centuries. It has been used to treat a range of ailments including conjunctivitis, eczema, burns, and warts.
It is also thought to aid in the treatment of menstrual cramps, coughs and snake bites. Marigold has a high content of flavonoids, which act as anti-oxidants in the body.
The flower bud of the clove tree, cloves contain manganese, vitamin K, vitamin C, and a compound called eugenol, which has been shown to act as an antioxidant.
They have been used to aid in oral hygiene, as well as soothe the intestines and digestion.
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