Mint (Mentha) is a genus of plants of the family Lamiaceae. All kinds of very fragrant, most of them contain a lot of menthol.
Peppermint is a plant that is characterized by a strong odor. In folk medicine as a medicinal raw material using peppermint leaves and peppermint essential oil. Peppermint leaves contain essential oil, tannins, and flavonoids, including luteolin, rutin, phenolic acid.
Peppermint is used for many centuries. Its name comes from the Greek legend in which the nymph Mingfa, attracted the attention of Hades. Persephone – the jealous wife of Hades, attacked Mpfu trying to condemn her to death. Then Hades turned her into a plant that has always been a holiday for him.
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Some species of mint leaves (there are over 40 varieties), are used in the kitchen (Mentha spicata or Mentha crispa). In culture there are many varieties, each has its own unique bouquet and taste.
The leaves of peppermint (Mentha piperita) with dark green, long, pointed and wrinkled.
Peppermint (Mentha pulegium) has small, oval leaves and a grayish color.
The mint taste is usually sweet, brings a sense of coolness in the mouth. Peppermint has a stronger menthol taste.
For most culinary purposes, the best option is mint spike. It is combined with the taste of many vegetables, such as potatoes, tomatoes, carrots and peas. A few crushed leaves give a refreshing taste to salads and pdowram. Peppermint is widely used in desserts, giving a characteristic fresh taste fruit, льодуodom. This plant is popular in the Balkans and the middle East, fresh or dried-is used as a garnish for grilled meats, stuffed vegetables and rice, it is also a very important component of the Dolman (Turkish stuffed grape leaves). A bit of dried mint sprinkled on hummus, cereals. Also sauces based on yogurt and soups often contain mint.
Mint has a wide application in different countries. In India, the sauce & fresh mint, served with biryani (an Indian dish of rice and vegetables). Known americansonline liqueur based on gin is served with mint leaves. Mint tea is very popular among Muslim Arabs. Peppermint is also used as an ingredient in toothpaste, chewing gum, liqueurs, creams.
Peppermint has the highest concentration of menthol. She has a General tonic effect. Good to use for colds, flu and fever.
According to herbalists, AIDS in digestion, soothes rheumatic diseases, is a remedy for hiccups, stings, ear aches, bloating and easier for diseases of the throat and sinuses.
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