MAY 2017 - Refresh-Mint

This month's share focuses on one of my favorite herb families, MINT! Refreshing, cooling, and calming, mint is the perfect herb for many Summer complaints. 

Mint / Lamiaceae

 

Featured herb: Peppermint Mentha piperita

Peppermint leaves, essence, and essential oils are invaluable aids in relieving indigestion and flatulence. Applied topically, the refreshing properties of the leaves can cool and soothe irritation in high temperatures, or deter insect bites when rubbed directly onto the skin. 

A wonderful breakdown of the members of the Mint family and their uses:

https://blog.mountainroseherbs.com/basic-botany-mint-family

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We often look to modern medicine in times of cold, flu, or congestion, but simple natural remedies are often the answer! The Terra Luna nasal steam is a soothing decongestant  perfect for sinus and chest blockage. 

Eucalyptus Leaf, Peppermint Leaf, Lavender Flower

 

How to identify members of the Mint family:


Honey infused with herbs is pure decadence! It is a simple and delicious way to enjoy the goodness of herbs.
— -Mountain Rose Herbs
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This month's local collaborator:

 

Jarmel Reitz /

 

JarMel by Jarmel ceramics

Jarmel uses a variety of colors and pleasant images to envoke happiness. 
She takes time on every piece and hopes that they create the happiness that I feel while making them in someone else while using them. Terra Luna is happy to offer our members a handmade ceramic tea bag plate for use after steeping.

http://blog.urbanoutfitters.com/blog/uo_studio_visits_jarmel_ceramics

http://jarmel.tictail.com/

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