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Pineapple Mint: Complex Flavors, Powerful Medicine

Pineapple Mint: Complex Flavors, Powerful Medicine

This week in our herb series we are focused on the medicinal properties of pineapple mint, which you can find in one of the tea blends we offer at Fangboner Farms (pineapple mint/mint/orange). This refreshing, tropical blend is so much more than a tasty brew; it is full of health benefits. 


Pineapple mint is carminative, meaning that it packs a serious punch when it comes to, er, moving things along. 


“A cup of pineapple tea works great in soothing the walls in your gut. It can help relieve cramps and removes gas from the digestive tract,” says Dr. Kristal Richardson, a certified naturopathic doctor. 


She says this herb is also considered both antiseptic (it inhibits and kills the growth of microorganisms) and febrifuge, meaning it can help reduce fever


“It works great for controlling a fever and for fighting nasty infections,” Dr. Kristal adds.


You can find further information about pineapple mint at Pubmed, Natural Medicinal Herbs, and Herbalpedia.

Applemint Every Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Applemint Every Day Keeps the Doctor Away

In the first of a multi-part series on the medicinal and culinary uses of our herbs, we are starting with one of our favorites: the applemint that we use in one of our tea blends. Aside from being the perfect mix of tart, minty, and sweet, applemint has many health benefits as well.


First, the blend boasts antioxidants, a perk you definitely want during this COVID health scare. Antioxidants help your body fight back against free radicals that may cause illness, whether its through the foods you eat, the air you breathe, or what you absorb through your skin. 

 


The other benefits of the applemint we grow on our farm is that it can have a calming effect to help you deal with life’s stresses, it can aid in digestion (a characteristic that mint is famous for), and it provides healthy doses of vitamins A, B, and C. 


Wow! As if the tasty flavor wasn’t enough to keep you coming back for more of this tea, the list of benefits to your health alone should convince you to give it a try!


Tune in next week to learn about another of our favorite herbs as researched by our own naturopathic doctor, Kristal Richardson. She's the one who provided us with all this helpful information on applemint. Thanks, Dr. Kristal!

Our Farmhouse Airbnb: Book Early Before the Holiday Rush!

Our Farmhouse Airbnb: Book Early Before the Holiday Rush!

Have friends coming into town for a visit? Tell them to book our Airbnb at Fangboner Farms! Our charming little farmhouse has a full kitchen, two beds, and two baths - ideal for a little getaway in Holland, Ohio. You know, the holidays are just around the corner, so it might be a good idea to book our Airbnb early. Thanksgiving is only a few months away, after all, and your extended family might enjoy having their own space while they’re visiting you.


We always like to let our guests know that we maintain our always-impeccable cleaning standards, plus extra sanitization to make sure the space is safe during the pandemic. All surfaces are sanitized thoroughly, so visitors can relax, taking in the serene surroundings of our herb farm. Not only that, but you’ll have access to the grounds and our Farm Market store on the weekends, meaning you get first dibs on samples of our teas, wines, coffees and possibly some sweet baked treats!

 

Whether you’re booking for family during the holidays, or a little romantic staycation if you’re local, you should definitely consider booking with us for an unforgettable experience.