Discover Muña, also known as ‘Andean Mint,’ a plant thriving in the heights of the Andes Mountains in Peru and Bolivia. The Quechua term ‘Muña,’ translating to ‘desire’ or ‘passion,’ reflects its significance to the Andean highlanders, who enjoy Muña tea for its potential aphrodisiac qualities.
Andean Mint Tea: Muña leaves (Minthostachys mollis) maintain their vibrant green hue even in the freezing, arid winters of the Peruvian highlands, accompanied by a robust mint-like aroma. In Peru, Muña is a culinary staple, often paired with tarwi or combined with huacatay (black mint), parsley, and cilantro. Its versatility spans from enhancing flavours in dishes to crafting herbal infusions.
Take 2 cups of a decoction. One before breakfast and another one before bed. Boil 2 tablespoons in 1/2 litre of water for 15 mins.