Mint is everything you can ask for, digestive, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti- fungal, antioxidant, and anti- inflammatory. The last one is really the reason you need to have it because inflammation is a root cause for most diseases big and small. The other is, it is so easily available, or cultivable in your home gardens, so here is a very delightful use for it to harvest all it's health benefits.
1 1/2 cup of mint leaves, picked, washed and drained
2 cups of water
1 cup of sugar
Take water in a pan and boil it, toss the mint leaves, turn off the flame, close the lid of the pan and leave it to infuse for about half an hour, after half an hour, when the water is still warm, filter out the leaves and press the leaves gently to squeeze out all the liquid, you can use your hand to squeeze or just press it with a ladle, either way you will find that the volume of the leaves has been reduced greatly, mine just ended up as a laddoo (small n round) sized ball. Dissolve a cup of sugar into this warm infusion, again filter this and fill it up in a bottle once cooled. Refrigerate if you want to scale up the recipe for longer use. You can add other seasoning if you want. Now to make a glass of refreshing juice, fill in the glass with a third of this squash, a squeeze of lemon juice, add water and drink it for that divine well being.
Image & Recipe : Leena T