Mint is one of those workhorses of the garden. Once you plant it, your hardest job is keeping it from overtaking everything else in the yard and figuring out what to do with it all. Did you know Mint is one of the oldest and most popular herbs that is grown around the world. There are many different varieties of mint, each having its own subtle flavour and aroma.

Mint as Minta Spacata is a plant that has been long used in diverse cultures, such as India, the Caribbean and even Spanish speaking countries. Mint has a sweet flavour, with a cooling after-sensation. Both, fresh and dried mint are used in preparing a large number of recipes, including curries, soups, chutneys, salads, juices, and ice creams.

Its health benefits include:
- Soothing the digestive tract and if you are having stomach ache then it can be of great help
- Drinking herbal mint tea reduces irritated bowel syndromes, cleanses the stomach and also clear up skin disorders such as acne.
- Mint acts as a cooling sensation to the skin and helps in dealing with skin irritations.
- Mint helps in eliminating toxins from the body.
- Crushed mint leaves helps in whitening teeth and combat bad breath.
- Mint is a very good cleanser for the blood.

Here's a very simple tutorial on how to make mint extract at home


approximately 1 cup mint leaves
2 cups vodka


Sanitize jar
Harvest mint, ensure leaves are cleaned.
Either with your hands on with a mortar and pestle, bruise the mint. Tear the leaves a little.
Store the mixture in a cool, dry place for 1 month. Give it a good shake every few days.
After 1 month, strain the leaves, pour the extract into an air-tight jar and store in a cool, dark place.
The spearmint extract should last at least 1 year, if not more.

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