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Maybe it’s a little bit of curandera in me or maybe it’s just the summer heat, but there’s something about drinking mint water that makes my mouth and spirit feel oh-so-clean. For centuries Curanderos and abuelitas (”grandmothers”) across the Americas have used this herb to cure a variety of stomach illnesses and spiritual ailments. I use la yerba buena (”spearmint”) to add zest to otherwise ordinary H2O.
Although not a traditional Mexican recipe, per se, this brew includes the traditional Mexican yerba buena and is a mouth soothing complement to any spicy summer meal.
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