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- n. An herb tea made by steeping leaves of plants of the mint family in hot water.
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-- This kind of Cholic may generally be relieved by very simple means, such as a drink of warm toddy, to which may be added fifteen or twenty drops of oil of penny-royal, essence of peppermint, or strong mint tea -- a tea of black or red pepper, ginger, spice, calimus, dog wood berries, are all good and will generally give relief; a tea of bubby-root is also good.
The Cherokee Physician, or Indian Guide to Health, as Given by Richard Foreman, a Cherokee Doctor; Comprising a Brief View of Anatomy, With General Rules for Preserving Health without the Use of Medicines. The Diseases of the U. States, with Their Symptoms, Causes, and Means of Prevention, are Treated on in a Satisfactory Manner. It Also Contains a Description of a Variety of Herbs and Roots, Many of which are not Explained in Any Other Book, and their Medical Virtues have Hitherto been Unknown to the Whites; To which is Added a Short Dispensatory.
The smell of the sweet mint tea slowly disperses through the room.
As it touched the horizon, turning red as blood, Enaila and Somara brought him a plate of mutton stew heaped high enough for two men, a round loaf of bread and a pitcher of mint tea that had been set in a bucket of water to cool.