Peppermint leaf is heralded as an herb with a number of beneficial, health-promoting benefits and applications. Most notably, it is used to treat and soothe digestive complaints, including indigestion and gas, and can help soothe the intestinal tract. It has also been shown to be useful in reducing nausea and heartburn, aids in digestion, and improves the flow of digestive fluid.
Montmorillonite clay is a green clay naturally derived from the earth. It is a very soft phyllosilicate mineral that forms into clay. Clay has been used for centuries for its beautifying and skin-healing properties. The clay has the ability to draw out toxins from under the skin once applied. In addition the clay is a nutritive wonder, containing more than 67 minerals, including calcium, iron, potassium, silica, manganese, magnesium, and trace and ultra-trace minerals. By drawing out toxins and imparting a list of minerals to the skin, clay's beautifying properties are unmatched. It is also known for its bone strengthening properties.
Fennel seed has wonderful healing properties for the entire digestive tract. It has been used to stimulate the appetite; ease digestion; and soothe and reduce intestinal spasms, making it useful in cases of diarrhea. It also has diuretic properties, and thus can help reduce fluid retention.
Bladder wrack is a common brown sea vegetable that nestles upon rocks in colonies. Bladder wrack may also form mats of floating seaweed when torn from rocks during storms and wash ashore onto nearby beaches.
Bladder wrack has been used to assist in weight loss by nourishing the thyroid.