Peppermint is a soothing, calming and healing herb. The main active ingredient in Peppermint is Menthol, which is an organic compound that produces a cooling sensation when applied to the mouth or skin. It also acts as a mild anesthetic. Peppermint also contains vitamins A and C as well as a number of minerals such as potassium, calcium, iron, manganese and magnesium. Mint has one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any food. The Peppermint herb contains no cholesterol. Peppermint has a long tradition of medicinal use, with archaeological evidence placing its use as at ten thousand years ago, or longer. Peppermint is commonly used to soothe or treat symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, indigestion, irritable bowel, and bloating. Peppermint is rich in essential oils. This essential oils can be used for hair and skin care, fresh breath and toothpaste. The essential oil is ideal for muscle and chest rubs, headache pain, dental care and aromatherapy, just make sure to dilute with a carrier oil, before applying directly to skin. Peppermint is a flowering perennial, usually growing between 12 and 35 inches in height. Fresh mint is available all year-round but it is most abundant in the warm summer months. Mint is an ancient herb used for its culinary, medicinal and aromatic properties. Peppermint is grown in cool to temperate regions. The best soils are deep, well-drained and rich in humus with good moisture retention. The whole plant is cut at flowering stage for steam distillation. The oil is found on the undersides of the leaves.
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