Medicinal uses: Mint contains menthol, a natural aromatic decongestant that helps to break up phlegm and mucus, making it easier to expel. The menthol also helps to prevent gastric ulcers (associated with alcohol consumption and regular use of painkillers).
Culinary uses: Tea, mojito, lambs, soups, salsa
(My mint is strangely growing away from the sun.)
Medicinal uses: Improves memory — has been shown to increase blood flow to the head and brain, is an antiseptic, helps treat indigestion.
Culinary uses: Tea, lamb, poultry, salad dressing, vegetables
Medicinal uses: Helps with flatulence, lack of appetite, cuts and scrapes; alleviates coughs and colds.
Culinary uses: Salads, pesto, pizza, pair with tomatoes
Medicinal uses: An excellent source of Vitamin C and other antioxidants, helps combat cancer, helps keep blood pressure healthy, folic acids may help with depression.
Culinary uses: Pasta, pizza, soups, jams, pair with basil
(Do not confuse with cottonseed extract)
Medicinal uses: nausea, fever, headache, diarrhoea, nerve pain
Culinary uses: Cottonseed oil (cooking oil extracted from seeds of cotton plant) is used for salad oil, mayonnaise, salad dressing