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Mint

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  • Jaclyn Lawley

  • Rylee Snyder

  • Dana Alford

  • Isa Humphry


Background Information



Etymology

    • The word mint came from the Latin word "mentha" which originated from the Greek word "minthe."
    • Greek legend tells how Hades wife was angered with Minthe so she turned her into a plant. Hades took pity on her and gave her a lovely aroma that would sweeten the air when somebody walked on her.
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Cultivation of Mint

    • Mint is a square stemmed perennial with pink or purple flowers.
    • Mint grows best in partial shade with lots of moisture.
    •  When planting mint it is best to use just rhizomes that have growth buds instead of seeds.
    • It does spread through roots so containing the plant is essential. when first planted keep plants in a bright area with a temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit or above.


Varieties of Mint

    • Mint is a Genus of 25 species with over 600 varieties.
    • These varieties include: Chocolate mint, peppermint, banana mint, lavender mint, pineapple mint, apple mint, orange mint, and standard spearmint.


Culinary Use

    • Mint is most commonly used fresh, but oils and dried leaves are also used in a variety of dishes.
    •  Mint is used to add a cooling sensation to dishes and beverages.
    • Its flavor is used and spread world wide.
    • Some common dishes and beverages include; Mint Julep,Peppermint Balls, Chocolate Mint Truffles, and Mint Tea.


Medicinal Uses

    • Peppermint oil has been used to treat indigestion, headaches, colic,gingivitis, irritable bowel syndrome, spasms and rheumatism.
    • Mint is also used to resolve Bronchitis, colds, and throat infections.
    • Mint also aids sunburns, wasp stings, and itching.
    • Mint also helps sooth chest pains and mouth sores.
    • Mint is a very versatile herb when it comes to medicine.


Risks and Benefits of Mint

    • Benefits include: 
    • Risks include:
      • Alergic symptoms such as rash and headache.
      • Throat or airway closure in small children and adults who drink tea with menthol is also a risk.


Other Uses of Mint

    • Mint can be used as an ant repellent around the house.
    • Mint can aid concentration by simply sniffing it.
    • Mint is used in a variety of cosmetics;these include:
      • Toothpaste 
      • Mouthwash
      • Lotions 
      • Foot scrubs
      • Bath fizzes
    • Mint is also a very good fly repellent. 
    • It is also used i a variety of gum flavors.


Bibliography

    • http://www.recipes4us.co.uk/Specials%20and%20Holidays/Mint%20Origin%20Uses%20Recipes.htm
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mentha 
    • http://www.mountainvalleygrowers.com/mint.htm
    • http://www.mintrubbing.org/themintplant.pdf
    • http://www.superbherbs.net/mint.htm 
    • http://www.best-home-remedies.com/herbal_medicine/herbs/mint.htm


Jobs Distributed

  • Jaclyn-

  •     Health effects and medicinal purposes and varieties of herb.

  • Dana-

  •     Background Information and culinary uses.

  • Rylee-

  •     Etymology and other uses of the Herb.

  • Isa-

  •     Cultivation of the Herb and culinary uses.




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