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Homemade Peppermint Stick Recipes

Homemade Peppermint Stick Recipes

Peppermint candy sticks have been around for centuries, though there is some uncertainty as to where they originated from. Many accounts point back to Germany, around the 16th and 17th century. The ones found on the shelves today are a bit different than the ones from 100’s of years ago, as the originals were likely to contain real peppermint oils and current varieties often have synthetic peppermint flavoring. Peppermint (Mentha piperita) has been used since ancient times as a medicinal herb for ailments like stomach upset, to aid digestion and calm sore throats. Making your own peppermint stick candy or dressing up store… read more

Natural Benefits of Peppermint

Natural Benefits of Peppermint

Peppermint can be used in cooking and also has many medicinal advantages. Originally from Asia and Europe, some types of peppermint are also native to South Africa, South America and Australia, and were later established in North America. It can be easily grown indoors or out, requiring only indirect sunlight and a relatively warm temperature. The plants will go dormant during cold months and reappear when weather warms. The perennial, as with other mints, are notorious for taking over whole yards so keep this in mind when choosing where to plant it. Peppermint grows ideally in container gardens. When grown… read more