|Sab (sabrichan) wrote in makeityourself,|
@ 2004-07-27 14:31:00
Whenever I've had the stomach flu, and I'm feeling horribly sick, vomiting and stuff, the first thing I'm able to keep down is a few leaves of peppermint.
Peppermint itself (the leaves) has even calmed my upset stomach. You may want to brew it into tea, though, if you're really sick and can't keep down solids. I find it's very good for stress as well.
Of course, for those hopeless people, this is how you make tea from fresh leaves:
-Crush the leaves in a mortar and pestle (or just cut them up or whatever. So long as they start seeping juices).
-Drop them into hot water. Swirl around, and wait until it's of desired strength, indicated by the color.
I find it really helps me. Peppermint is cheap and easy to get at any plant store or farmer's market, and it even grows as a weed in my garden. I find peppermint better than spearmint, but whatever works for you. =)