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The Herb Corner                                       Herb Corner

                and Learning Center                              Melbourne FL is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner with  a Masters
                                                                      Cecelia Avitabile of The Herb Corner and Learning Center in
                                                                   of Herbalism degree and over 20 years of  herbal experience.  A
                           Hours: Wed-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 11-3         member of American Association of Drugless Practitioners and the
                 277 N. Babcock St., Melbourne * 321-757-7522      American Herbalist Guild. Visit 321-757-7522
                 Ongoing Herb Classes! Call for Details!                        PEPPERMINT

               HAVING TROUBLE WITH:                             The refreshing and cooling flavor of Peppermint often
                                                                brings fond memories of candy canes hanging from the
               * Arthritis/Rheumatism  * Gout                   Christmas tree. There are over 25 species of mint. It
               * Asthma/Breathing Issues   * Headaches          came to America by way of Europe and Asia, but it
               * Calcium               * High/Low Blood Pressure  can be found growing all over the world because
               * Cancer                * IBS/Colitis             it is so easy to grow. Many people grow it
               * Colds/Flu             * Insomnia               around the foundation of their homes
               * Concentration/Memory   * Low Immune System     because it repels bugs; just be aware
                                                                that it grows rapidly and can take
               * Diabetes              * Nutrition Absorption   over the yard. Peppermint has many
               * Fibromyalgia          * Stress                 uses it can be found in cosmetics and body care products and
               We are a  dedicated, caring shop helping you     it is a common flavoring in soups, salads, gum, cakes, cookies,
                 take control of your health with herbs!        toothpaste, teas and beverages. I personally like to add a drop or
             Herbal Teas, Tinctures, Capsules,  and Salves/Creams  two of the essential oil into a glass of water for flavor.
                                                                   Because the therapeutic effects from the leaves and essential
             Herbals Classes and/or Private Consultations to help  oil of Peppermint have been realized for a variety of ailments
             you, all of your friends and family (including your pets).  extending  back  beyond  ancient  Egyptian times  it  has  been
                                                                referred to as “one of the world’s oldest medicines”.
             Cecelia Avitable, Master Herbalist & Certified Nutritional Consultant     In the respiratory system, Peppermint inhibits histamine, which
                                                                can reduce hay fever and other allergic symptoms. The menthol
                              Florida native helps              in peppermint acts as a decongestant, this helps thin and loosen
                              hormones  & more!                 mucous, reducing symptoms of chest and sinus congestion. And
                                                                the rosmarinic acid in Peppermint helps reduce inflammation in
                              Saw Palmetto:                     the respiratory tract, which is beneficial for people with asthma.
                              (suggested health uses)              In the digestive system the medicinal properties of Peppermint
                              * Digestive problems              go back  hundreds  of  years  for  its  ability  to relax  the  muscles
                              * Coughs                          of the  intestine,  reducing  gas  and  for  easing  abdominal  pain.
                              * Benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate health)  Today Peppermint is useful for reducing chemo-induces nausea,
                              * Boost poor immune system        morning  sickness,  cramps,  diarrhea,  bacterial  over-growth
                              * Hair loss prevention            and  for  improving  the  flow  of  bile  helping  the  body  to  better
              We Are More Than Just An Herb Shop!               digest  fats. Peppermint safely alleviates  the  symptoms of IBS,
                                                                studies have found that 75% of people who took enteric coated
                Gifts, Jewelry, Gemstones, & More!              Peppermint  capsules  had  a reduction  of  pain,  bloating,  gas,
                                                                diarrhea and heartburn associated with IBS after 2 weeks of use.
                                                                    In  the  immune  system the antibacterial,  antifungal,  and
                                                                antiviral properties of Peppermint help to combat colds and flus.
                                                                During cold and flu season when combined with Ginger, Yarrow,
                                                                and  Elder  it  helps  heat  up  the  body  killing  off  bacteria  and
                                                                viruses. The antiviral effects of Peppermint have also been shown
                                                                to inhibit the herpes simplex virus both internally and externally
                    * Candles * Unique Gifts * One of A Kind Jewelry  making it helpful for fighting shingles, chicken pox and herpes.
                    * Crystals & Gemstones  * Himalayan Salt Lamps      Studies have also found that for dental health the essential oils
                       * Organic Skin Care Soaps & Cosmetics    from the leaves of Peppermint help inhibit the growth of bacteria
                       * Glass & Plastic Bottles, Herbal Supplies   and  oral  pathogens,  plus  it  also  helps  reduce  inflammation  of
                         * Organic Essential Oils & Diffusers   the  mouth  and  throat.   Other  studies  found that  inhaling  the
                            * Detox Foot Bath Sessions          essential oil of Peppermint can be useful for enhancing memory,,
                      Gift Certificates Available for All Occasions!  stress relief,  anxiety  and  for  headaches.  It  can  also be  added
                                                                to massage  oils for  the  relief  of pain  or sore muscles. This is
             Visit for events, recipes, newsletter, etc.  one of my favorite herbs for making teas, bath products and for
                                                                cooking. Not just for candy canes.
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