My friend Claude took this photo of a preying mantas and bee on mint. Mint would devour my backyard if I let it. The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of mint is weed…. or tea. However, upon researching it I am amazed to see that the dried leaves were found in Egyptian pyramids in 1000 B.C. which makes me wonder if it was used for embalming and I can’t find the answer.
Romans used mind for digestion and as ground cover in courtyards as the smell was sweet. Mint has numerous medicinal properties including indigestion, headaches, bad breath, nausea and hiccups. I like mine coupled with orange essential oil in my orange peppermint shea butter, it melts in your hands and is great for your feet especially in this heat and I love it when traveling on long flights it is so uplifting.