Peppermint is highly known for being in candy. But it has a lot of uses.
It helps with the flow of bile, settles the stomach, relaxes nerves, relieves pain, stops lactation, morning sickness, IBS, headaches, supports the liver and promotes sweating for colds with headaches, chills and fevers.
Fun nugget: a peppermint tincture makes a great schnapps!
I foraged this plant in central Minnesota.
NOTE: 1 oz bottles and a dropper
Tinctures are meant to be used as medicine in small amounts. Add 10-20 drops to your tea, juice, water or directly into your mouth when needed.
Dosages for children are not provided in most herbals. To determine the correct dose you need to consider the size of the child, the ailment, the power of the herb you intend to use, and the adult dosage.
Young's Rule for determining dosage uses the child's age divided by twelve plus the age. The dosage for a 4 year old:
4/12+4 = 4/16 = 1/4 of the adult dose.
I use the folk method for making all my tinctures, which uses no measurements except sizing things up with your eyes. So I put the plant material in a jar and then fill with alcohol.
AboutMy love for nature and plants brought me to where I am today. I strive to learn about the qualities of plants around me and how they can make our lives better. Plants have so much herbal medicine and I want to share that with all.Mission Sta...