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Uses for fresh mint?

  1. BWD316 profile image85
    BWD316posted 6 years ago

    Uses for fresh mint?

    I recently got two mint plants (pepper mint and orange mint), I know some of the things I can make with fresh mint like tea but what other recipes or uses does fresh mint have?

  2. DeborahNeyens profile image98
    DeborahNeyensposted 6 years ago

    My favorite way to use fresh mint is to make mojitos, a Cuban rum drink. You first need to make a simple syrup using 1 part sugar and 1 part water. Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, and stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Cool. Next, place a couple of lime wedges and mint sprigs in a cocktail shaker and muddle well. Then add 1 tablespoon of the simple syrup, 1 ounce of white rum, and a splash of club soda. Shake to blend and pour into a glass over ice. Garnish with mint leaves. This makes a great summer drink!

    I think your orange mint plant would work great for this recipe.

    1. BWD316 profile image85
      BWD316posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I will definitely be making mojitos this summer! thanks for the step by step instructions!

  3. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 6 years ago

    you can use it in body care products as well, mint is very refreshing for the scalp and it makes a good astringent for the skin.  You could also infuse it and use it as an air freshner as mint elevates the mood.  With peppermint you can chew the fresh leaves for a breath freshener and also to help aid indigestion.

    My recommendation to you is to plant your mint in containers because it grows like a weed and will easily overtake a garden.  I have mint all along the back of my house now - it's pretty and it smells nice, but it's everywhere lol... contain it for the best results smile unless you really REALLY like mint wink

    1. BWD316 profile image85
      BWD316posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for the tips, i planted my mint plants in a plastic whiskey barrel, which i hope will contain it from overtaking the garden!

  4. Jojosi profile image60
    Jojosiposted 6 years ago

    For muscular pain, such as muscular distensions, apply a compress soaked in the decoction of leaves and flowers on the painful muscle.  A poultice of fresh leaves soaked in hot water can also be applied directly  on the painful area.

    1. BWD316 profile image85
      BWD316posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      thanks Jojosi this is very interesting, i heard peppermint could relax muscles but had forgotten about it, thanks for reminding me!