Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. The plant, indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, is now widespread in cultivation in many regions of the world. The smell of peppermint is sharp, sweet, and mentholated.
History: Ancient Egyptians used peppermint dried peppermint leaves were discovered in pyramids that have been carbon dated to 1,000 BC. The Romans grew mint and peppermint in their gardens for its medicinal purposes, especially as a digestive aid. They also used mint and peppermint as a ground cover, especially between stepping stone pathways. Essence of Peppermint was patented in 1762 by John Juniper and became one of several 18th century English patent medicines to continue in production into the 20th century. Constituents: Menthol, menthone, menthyl acetate, menthofuran, limonene, pulegone, cineol, and others.
Uses: Peppermint has been used to help Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), with motion sickness, indigestion, nausea, sore throat, diarrhea, headaches, toothaches, and cramps. It can be used to deaden pain, to relieve itching, for temporary relief of headaches, to help with organ function, to calm pain from shingles, neuralgia and sciatica, as a cooling agent, and to cool a fever. It can be used as a mood enhancer, for nausea, to stay alert, to heal a cold sore, for painful menstruation, and to help energize.
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