Peppermint is another herb that lifts the spirits. The essential oil is a stimulant that refreshes the spirit and mind, increasing mental agility and alleviating mental fatigue. Use peppermint as an excuse to introduce some decadence into your life.
Rosemary represents love and faithfulness and it is valued for raising the spirits which may explain why some cultures have used this herb as an aphrodisiac! Inhale fresh rosemary and you can understand why it opens up the heart. It is an energising herb. Not surprising that it became an emblem of fidelity for lovers, twined into bridal bouquets and given to guests at the wedding. In the spirit of celebration and weddings.
Lavender is the number one romantic herb. It is a complete package; a plant that is delicious to smell, taste, feel and see. It is said to promote passion, harmony, friendship and cooperation with a lover, probably because its key action is as a carminative that acts on the nervous system.
That roast lamb and mint sauce are not just eaten together because they taste so good. Finely chopped mint in the form of mint sauce helps to make the indigestible albuminous fibres of immature meat more digestible.