Mint (Mentha)

September 17, 2017

THE MINT FAMILY:

Mentha, commonly known as mint, is a genus of plants in the Lamiaceae family. There are a number of different species of mint, along with many hybrids, due to the natural occurrence of cross-breeding between species. Mint plants are aromatic, mainly perennial herbs with highly fragrant, toothed, opposing leaves, and tiny white, pink, or purple flowers, arranged in clusters forming whorls or a spike. Many characteristics of the mint plant can vary with differing species, but will always be characterized by a square stem. The colour of the leaves can vary from a dark green to grey, purple, blue, and even pale yellow. These plants can often grow up to about 2 – 3 feet tall, and will commonly spread out along the ground. Mint plants produce a fruit called a nutlet which contains 1 to 4 seeds. Propagation is considered an easier form of reproduction for mint. The volatile oils which are extracted from the plant are found in resinous dots located in the leaves and stems. The name Mentha is derived from the Greek word minthe, personified in Greek mythology as Minthe, a naiad who was transformed into a mint plant by Persephone when she tried to seduce Hades. The mint plant originated in Europe, Asia, North America, Australia, and Africa, but has been widely distributed throughout the temperate areas of the world, a

January 23, 2017

  Healing: This infusion is packed with vitamin C, B Complex and potassium, which work together to build your resistance, improve your liver function, provide relief for your nervous system, and tone the walls of your intestine to allow efficient digestion of nutrients.  The combined result is a more robust immune system.   Focus on: liver Stress, Toxicity, Oxidative Damage, Low Antibody Activity   2 cups Pineapple 2 Carrots 3 sprigs Mint 1 cup Water   Pineapple – Vitamin B & C, Dietary Fibre, Manganese, Copper, Magnesium Carrots – Dietary Fibre, Vitamins A, B6, C & K, Potassium, Beta-Carotene, Biotin, Thiamine Mint – Antioxidants, Manganese, Copper, Vitamin C 7 B-complex, Carotenoids   Reference – Discover The Healing Power of Nutrient Infusion reference:  http://nutriinfusion.com.au/products/recipe-book/    

February 24, 2016
For those of you that have a nutriblast, bullet, nutrient infusion or even just a blender you might like to “Discover the healing power of Nutrient Infusion” This one focuses on Esophangeal Cancer, Inflammation, Motion Sickness, Toxicity This green dynamic duo of granny smith and kiwifruit partner up to deliver a powerful disease defence infusion. Mint and ginger bring additional superfood health benefits as well as adding a zingy crispness to revitalise. 1 apple – granny smith 1 kiwi fruit – peeled 1/2cm piece of ginger 2 sprigs of mint 1 1/2 cups water
Healing: Nitrogen compounds are responsible for causing many cancers, and with its high load of vitamin C this infusion can help prevent their formation.  It’s important to know that the reduced cancer risk found in these studies only applied to vitamin C sourced from fresh foods – not supplements.
Apple: Dietary Fibre, Antioxidants, Vitamin A, B and C, Potassium, Flavonoids, Phytochemicals.