Scientific name: Mentha piperita
Parts used: Leaf
Origin: Native to Europe
Peppermint has been one of the most popular herbs known since antiquity for its distinctive aroma and medicinal value. Due to its refreshing aroma and sharp menthol scent, it is often used in home products like body lotions, bath preparations, mouthwashes, and ointments.
The nutrients in Peppermint leaves help tone the skin, minimize pores, reduce swelling and restore skin elasticity and pH levels. The astringent, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of Peppermint help diminish the appearance of acne, blackheads, rashes and redness of the skin balancing the production of excessive oils. It is especially good for oily to normal skin.
Peppermint is also stimulating. The refreshing scent is energizing, uplifting and rejuvenating to the heart and mind, and make the body feel renewed. It promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing. It can be a great morning booster.
As a tea, Peppermint is a delicious and refreshing way to boost your overall health in a number of ways, due to its ability to improve digestion, reduce pain, eliminate inflammation, aids in weight loss and boosts the immune system. A cup of this powerful tea can soothe an upset stomach and relieve heartburn. Its cool and an invigorating aroma can help drivers stay alert, focused and less anxious.
Acne, Baldness, Colic, Diarrhea, Digestive Disorders, Food Poisoning, Headaches, Heartburn, Motion Sickness, Oily Skin, Rashes, Redness, Stomach Pain, Swelling
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