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menta piperita

Castroni Spearmint Leaves


Quick Overview

The peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a perennial herbaceous plant, stoloniferous, highly aromatic, which belongs to the Labiatae family (Lamiaceae), and to the genus Mentha. It is a hybrid between Mentha aquatica and Mentha spicata (also called Mentha viridis).
The plant is native to Europe and the cultivation has spread around the world.
Intense flavour, is rarely used in the kitchen where are mint species are usually preferred; the essence of peppermint is mostly used in the preparation of beverages and confectionery products.

In aromatherapy it is recommended as toning the nervous system, digestive tract, liver, bowel, reducing spasms and flatulence. It proves an effective respiratory expectorant, analgesic and antiseptic. It is used in case of indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, colds, flu, acne, toothache and headache.

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