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June_Issue Title-2020
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We are now into 1/2 of this year, already experienced.  Sadly, I'm with someone who thought we should uninstall 2020 and reinstall it, since the first version has a virus. :-)

These are trying times, those who are now without insurance, and others without an income, and then some that just don't like doctors.   For this reason we have worked hard to keep our doors open since the shut down in March.  We have been available by phone, and shipping orders as well as driving to customers and delivering.

We have reached our mandated rules for opening our store,  We are allowing 2 in at a time, and we are working hard to meet your demands.

This month we are proud to announce a new company that we are
a certified retailer for, Veritas Farms, and will be carrying a new brand of CBD,  Full Spectrum/Organic, All Natural and Naturally flavored, to start we have ordered peppermint and Strawberry.   The bottles are bigger,  1 oz and just as potent if not better then our former company.

We wish you a wonderful month, stay safe, and wash your hands and wear your mask!

Until next time,
The Editor

Herb for JuneTitle
Also known as- Mentha piperita, White Peppermint, American Peppermint, Northern Mint,
and Black Peppermint.

Introduction:  The familiar "mint scent" is the aroma of peppermint. Peppermint contains an
 essential oil that is unique to other mints for its quality and flavor. Artificial peppermints do
not effectively duplicate its aroma or medicinal effects.

Constituents:  The essential oil of peppermint (up to 2.5% in the dried leaf) is mostly made up from menthol (ca. 50%), menthone (10 to 30%), menthyl esters (up to 10%) and several monoterpene derivatives (pulegone, piperitone, menthofurane). Traces of jasmone (0.1%) give the oil its characteristically "minty" scent. The aromatic chemicals in the mint are concentrated when the plant is grown in areas with long, warm, bright summer days.

Parts Used: Dried or fresh leaf, and essential oil.

Typical Preparations: Tea is the most common and best employed use of this ingredient. The oil is used as flavoring in toothpaste, dental creams, mouthwash, cough candies, chewing gum, and baked goods.

Summary:  Essential oil of peppermint can be applied to the skin or mouth to relieve pain. The essential oil in peppermint teas relieves the pain associated with colitis and colic.  The oil of peppermint offers its cool, refreshing flavor and unmistakable aroma to a wide variety of foods and beverages. In the western world it is a common ingredient for candies, toothpastes, ice creams, pies and other desserts. The peppermint leaf itself is muddled and added to cocktails, and is a popular ingredient in herbal teas when dried. In cuisine of the Middle East, peppermint is noted for its contribution to savory dishes. It is added to spice rubs which are used to flavor lamb and other meats. It is also blended with yogurts, beans, and cheese.

Medicinal Uses of Peppermint (Mint Oil):  In dietary supplements, peppermint oil has been tried for a variety of digestive problems including:
    Irritable bowel syndrome
Dietary supplements containing peppermint oil are also used by some people for the following conditions, although there is no clear evidence that they are helpful:
  •     Nausea
  •     Vomiting
  •     Morning sickness
  •     Cramps of the upper gastrointestinal tract and bile ducts
  •     Diarrhea
  •     Gas
  •     Colds
  •     Coughs
  •     Inflammation of the mouth and throat
  •     Sinus and respiratory infections
  •     Menstrual problems

Skin preparations containing peppermint oil are used by some people for the following conditions, although, again, there is no clear evidence that they are helpful:

  •     Headache
  •     Muscle pain
  •     Nerve pain
  •     Toothache
  •     Inflammation of the mouth
  •     Joint conditions
  •     Itchiness
  •     Allergic rash
  •     Repelling mosquitoes

For best results, avoid boiling a peppermint tea, and instead add simmering water to a cup of the material instead of boiling directly
No known precautions.
We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications..

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Benefits of Mint:

1. It can help with tummy troubles.
Peppermint oil has been linked with reducing pain, stomach upset, and other symptoms of IBS, largely because of the anti-spasmodic effects of methanol found in the stuff. That said, most of these benefits have been seen in capsule form -- not food -- so check with your doc before starting any supplement regimen. Regardless, the soothing properties of peppermint tea may lend a hand in addition to helping you stay hydrated (and warm!) during dry winter months.

2. It's anti-inflammatory.
Like other plant-based foods (veggies, fruit, nuts, seeds, beans, and 100% whole grains), mint contains phytonutrients with antioxidant-like properties, which may reduce cellular damage caused by oxidative stress. What's more, the primary anti-inflammatory compounds of mint may limit the initiation of chronic inflammation.
And since one food can't exactly undo the effects of an otherwise poor-quality diet: Use mint for cooking and flavoring with veggie-heavy, plant-based meals and snacks - not solely for health benefits.

3. It's got immune-boosting benefits.
In addition to its antioxidant activities, 1/4 cup of flavorful spearmint provides nearly half of your daily needs of vitamin A. The plant-based form of the vitamin helps protect your cells from damage by scavenging free radicals that can cause damage to organ tissue, helping reduce your risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Another possible benefit: Compounds found in peppermint leaves have been linked to inhibiting enzymes that promote tumors.

4. It may help protect against harmful bacteria.
Some research has linked the anti-bacterial compounds in mint's essential oils " carvone and limonene " to helping reduce your risk of potentially harmful bacteria, both the type found in affected food, and within your GI tract. What's more, some early research has linked these compounds to helping reduce risk of food borne illness when used in food storage and preservation. Generally, the wide array of immune-protecting nutrients found in different types of herbs and spices (including mint!) have been studied for their possible benefits in protecting our immune systems from disease-causing disruption, but with that in mind: More research still needs to be done to fully evaluate how impactful these substances are on protecting immunity. For now, adding mint to meals and snacks shouldn't replace any of your current food safety practices, but they may enhance them!

5. It can help you cut back on sodium.
Cutting back on salt without using flavor requires complementary herbs and spices to help boost flavor profile - and mint is no exception! Using mint on anything from veggie (or fruit!) salads, fish, meat, and poultry can help limit the amount of salt you add to food without sacrificing taste, raising cost, or increasing recipe time.

6. Anti-Inflammatory
It is a powerful anti-inflammatory: Many varieties of mint are traditionally consumed as an anti-inflammatory for the lungs. Mint is showing to have promising effects in clinical trials of asthma treatments by extracting the active nutrient rosmarinic acid, which can block inflammation.

7. What does mint leaves do to the body?
Mint is known to clear congestion of the nose, throat, bronchi, and lungs. In addition to the respiratory channels, mint's anti-inflammatory properties also relieve the irritation caused by chronic coughing. As mentioned earlier, mint is a decently strong adaptogenic herb

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Lime, mint and milk chocolate cake
    1 hour 50 minutes + cooling + freezing serves 10-12 Easy

This stunning mint chocolate loaf cake with zesty lime comes from Edd Kimber. His seriously moreish recipe makes for a show-off sweet treat to serve your friends and family  By Edd Kimber

Mint chocolate cake

    caster sugar 300g
    limes 5, zested, reserving 1 lime*s worth of zest to decorate the cake
    mint leaves 10g
    unsalted butter 150g, softened, plus extra for the tin
    eggs 3, lightly beaten
    plain flour 300g
    baking powder 2 tsp
    double cream 200ml
    lime juice 100ml (about 5 limes)
    caster sugar 100g

Milk Chocolate 85g (35%-45%cocoa content), finely chopped
double cream 125ml


Step 1
Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4 and butter and line a 900g loaf tin. Put the sugar, lime zest and mint leaves into a food processor and blend until the mint is very finely chopped. Put the butter into a bowl with the infused sugar and beat with an electric mixer for about 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, a little a time, waiting until fully combined before adding more.

Fold in the flour,  tsp salt and the baking powder and mix until smooth. Pour in the cream and gently mix to combine. Spoon into the loaf tin and bake for 55-60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Step 2
While the cake bakes, put the lime juice and sugar into a small pan and bring to a gentle simmer, cooking until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat.
Step 3
Allow the cake to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack set over a piece of baking paper. Using a skewer, poke holes all over the top, sides and base of the cake. Brush the syrup all over the cake, coating the entire surface. Allow to cool. Once fully cooled, put the cake into the freezer for 20 minutes.
Step 4
To make the glaze, put the chopped chocolate in a bowl. Heat the cream until simmering then remove from the heat and pour over the chocolate, stirring to make a thin, pour able glaze. Leave for 10 minutes until slightly thickened. Remove the cake from the freezer and set back onto the wire rack. Pour the glaze all over the cake, making sure the entire top and sides are covered. Allow the glaze to cool for 5 minutes before topping with a little lime zest. This cake will keep for 3-4 days in an airtight container.

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Monthly horoscope title-June-2020
A friendly sun-Venus conjunction in outgoing Gemini on June 3 gives you the chance to add more important dates to your social calendar. New connections made now might only be temporary (due to Venus being retrograde), but they each serve a very specific and short-term beneficial purpose.

Hold off on making any major life changes during the full moon lunar eclipse in impulsive Sagittarius on June 5. Your first instinct during this energetic lunation might be to go for it, but you know you'll probably regret it in the morning.

There's a charismatic sun-Venus conjunction in your witty sign on June 3 that makes you stand out from everyone else. Because Venus is retrograde, however, issues from the past could resurface to spoil some of your fun. Be open and honest and try not to let what's already happened ruin what's still to come.

Cancer:   You're all over the place emotionally during the full moon lunar eclipse in spontaneous Sagittarius on June 5, so there's no reason to make any hasty decisions right now. It might not seem like it, Cancer, but you've got a lot more time than you realize to make the changes you want to make.

Your ruler sun conjoins loving Venus in outgoing Gemini on June 3, allowing you to embrace new people and relationships early this month. Venus is retrograde, however, so a lot of your focus will be on the past. This is your chance to use the lessons you've learned to help propel you to a more successful future.

Virgo:   There's a promising combination of warmth and charisma during the sun-Venus conjunction in airy Gemini on June 3 that can take you far beyond your wildest dreams. Making new connections is unexpected but welcome.

Libra:  The full moon lunar eclipse in fiery Sagittarius on June 5 can have some pretty big yet unknown long-term effects on your life, Libra, so wait for the erratic energy to settle before making any major decisions. In times when you can't really control what happens to you, it's how you react that matters most.

Scorpio: The impulsive full moon lunar eclipse in Sagittarius appears on June 5, taking your carefully laid plans and scattering them to the wind. It all feels exciting and maybe even a little dangerous to not know what's coming next, doesn't it?!

You feel a full range of emotions during the full moon lunar eclipse in your own fiery sign on June 5. Your impulses might not lead you down the best path right now, so avoid doing anything or making major decisions that might have long-term consequences.

Capricorn:  The sun-Venus conjunction in Gemini on June 3 opens up a channel for you to receive both love and money. Your warm, inviting nature is attractive to potential new friends and lovers, and you have a knack for inviting new opportunities into your life to accumulate wealth. This isn't the time to be greedy, though. There's enough to go around.

Aquarius: A sun-Mars square in easily confused Pisces on June 6 brings some very uncomfortable indecision. When you're stuck between a rock and a hard place, there is no good option. Don't waste your time or energy trying to solve a problem that has no solution.

The Gemini sun squares Mars in your sign on June 6, producing an aggressive, uber-competitive vibe that you aren't comfortable with. Hanging out in the background and doing your thing usually works for you, but this introverted attitude makes you stand out in a bad way right now.

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