"The art of healing comes from nature and not from the physician.
Therefore, the physician must start from nature with an open mind." -Paracelsus
Now that we are at the peak of the summer, basking in sunlight... the heat carrying a wave of emotion like a hot air balloon ready to take flight. A perfect and refreshing gift from nature, and to hydrate from this heat is getting some Mint leaves from your herb garden.
It's Summer in California, in Ayurveda it is Pitta season... So it’s a perfect time for mint. However, most varieties of mint are pacifying for all doshas. Mint is a cooling herb that helps with our digestions. Mint is sweet yet pungent to our taste-buds, and can be used in juices or a variety of dishes.
If you want to Cool it down the natural way, away from Air conditioning that is associated with chronic rhinitis and throat irritation. Trying herbs such as Mint is one of the best.
Boil a small handful of mint Leaves for a few minutes. Turn off heat and let it soak for a few hours, before straining it. If you like, you can enjoy with a few a few filtered ice cubes.