The easy-to-care-for nature of mint plants and their myriad of health benefits is well-known by now. However, there is another type of lesser-known mint that can bring your teas, desserts, and baking to the next level. Chocolate mint is loaded with many of the same benefits as more traditional varieties, but with a chocolatey taste that is sure to please. Plus, no green thumb is required to grow this hardy plant.
While most of the research surrounding the benefits of eucalyptus centers around eucalyptus oil, the leaves are actually incredibly beneficial and, though not as potent as the oil, can still deliver relief from a variety of symptoms. Here are our favorite benefits of eucalyptus leaves and how to make your own delicious herbal tea in just a few simple steps.
Since the dawn of time, humans have sought healing from plants, and many of today’s modern medicines are made using ingredients that are derived from shrubs, herbs and trees. Wouldn’t it be nice to have your very own medicinal garden where you can pick what you need when you need it? Here’s how to do it. [Read more…]