Chocolate Mint Herb

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Chocolate mint is one of my new favorite finds. I have planted some in my garden and been using it in teas, desserts, and salads. I wanted to share with you all of the great things I have learned about this herb, in hopes that you will get some for yourself.

First of all, this herb is extremely cost effective. It less than $5 on Amazon, for a baby plant. And trust me, you don't need to buy a big plant. Start small, because these things grow like crazy!

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Keep reading below to learn the benefits, some uses, and how to grow this great herb plant!

Benefits

1. Any mint herb helps with digestion. Mint soothes the stomach, and will help after any meal.

2. Helps with nausea and headaches. If you are nauceous, or are like me and gets motion sickness really easily, the chocolate mint will be your best friend. You can eat these leaves whole, make them into a tea form, or just smell the plant. If you just rub your fingers on the leaves, you will get a very strong scent. Enjoy it and take deep breathes in, to soothe your body.

3. Boosts energy naturally. Mint is a natural stimulant, which stands the same for chocolate mint. Just smelling this herb will wake up your brain and give you energy. It's a great way to wake yourself up in the morning. Take a deep breath of the herb's scent, and you'll feel refreshed.

Uses

1. One of my favorites, is to make chocolate mint tea. It is so simple with this plant! All you have to do is cut a small branch that would fill the bottom 1/3 of your cup with leaves, and pour boiling water over the top. Don't even bother removing the leaves from the stem. Just put the whole thing in your cup. You'll want to wash your plant first, of course. Let it steep for a few minutes, and then enjoy. You can leave the leaves in the cup or remove them.

2. Mint Brownies! Need I say more? Next time you're making brownies, cut up some of your chocolate mint leaves into itty bitty pieces. Stir them into your brownie mix and bake as usual. OMG SO GOOD!!

3. Chocolate mojitos all around! Alright, so I'm not going to give you the actual recipe for a mojito, but just think...white rum, lime, and chocolate mint leaves. What a refreshing and delicious drink! Enough said there, right?

Growing

Alright, so this herb is definitely one of the easiest to grow. It likes a lot of sun...much like most other herbs. You don't have to water it constantly, but it does like a fair share of water. By living in Georgia, I pretty much can ignore the plant because it gets enough water from the rain.

Watch out with this guy though, because it WILL spread. It's best left in a planter, rather than in your garden in the ground. Chocolate mint likes to put out long runners and take over any space it can. So just be sure to keep an eye on it if you put it in your garden.

This hardy plant will come back each year! So just buy it once...for less than $5, and have it forever! It'll die down in the fall and be completely gone in the winter. By the end of spring, you'll have a full plant again! What a great buy!

If you want to keep having these fresh leaves all year round, it's so easy! You don't have to deal with digging up the plant and making sure all the bugs are off, to keep it inside. Nope! Just cut off one branch and put it in a jar of water in your window. It will grow roots in a couple of weeks and then you'll have a brand new plant for inside your house! It'll survive all winter if you keep it near the window and keep an eye on the watering.

 

 

So have I convinced you that this herb is just amazing? You know, as I have been writing this I have had a mug full of chocolate mint tea in front of me. I'm sipping on it, while telling all of you how great it is. I highly recommend getting this for yourself and enjoying the tea. It really is great tasting and helps with digestion.

 

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