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Peppermint is a popular flavoring for gum, toothpaste, and tea, is also used to soothe an upset stomach or to aid in digestion.It is also an ingredient in chest rubs, used to treat symptoms of the common cold. Peppermint is used to treat rheumatism. Laboratory research studies. Peppermint calms the muscles of the stomach and improves the flow of bile.
Botanical Name: Mentha piperit
Family Name: Labiatae
Common Name: hortela, mint, menta, mentha
Part Used: Leaves, whole herb
Habitat: Europe and
Properties of peppermint
Uses of Peppermint
· Peppermint oil applied to the skin can cause a rash.
· Used to soothe an upset stomach or to aid in digestion
· Used to treat headaches, skin irritations
· Used to treat symptoms of the common cold
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