Peppermint, scientifically referred to as Mentha Piperita, is also known by many
other names like Balm Mint, Brandy Mint, Curled Mint, Lambo Mint, Lammint, Pudina
Peppermint is likewise popular ingredient among consumable goods, which include candies
Peppermint is generally considered as one of the oldest existing herb. However, the
use of peppermint herbs came in ?not so long ago?.
Peppermint, called in the past as spearmint, was formed from the hybrid procedure
between two other plants. It comes from a plant genus known as Lamiaceae or the Labiatae
The most useful and significantly beneficial part of the Peppermint plant is the
leaves and its stems. Peppermint plant extracts have been proven as very effective
Because of its peppery cool flavor, Peppermint (or Spearmint) gained popularity as
a breath freshener.
Although the ancient people have long been using peppermint for therapeutic medicine,
it was after many years that it was accepted as an herbal medicine with properties
capable of treating many other ailments even as findings further show peppermint
as a very good colon cleanser and detoxifying agent. Incidentally, mass cultivation
compelled botanist and scientists into conducting more studies on the peppermint.
Peppermint?s properties are used to treat pains, allergies, anxiety, bronchitis,
chronic fatigue, colds, congestion (both for chest and sinus), cough, cardio disorders,
influenza, lung and respiratory diseases, migraine, nausea and sinusitis among others.
Peppermint also has properties capable of cleansing our internal digestive system,
thus cleanses our colons. It is also used as breath freshener and deodorant, aside
from being a kitchen ingredient.