Peppermint

Product Overview

Menthol, in the form of ‘Mint’, has been used as a post-dinner stomach soother since ancient times and although Peppermint, the stronger in taste and effect, appeared more recently as a hybrid of different mint species, it was all only known as Mint up to the late 17th Century. In Greek mythology, Menthe was a beautiful nymph with whom Pluto fell in love. His jealous wife Persephone consequently turned Menthe into a plant with a pleasant aroma!

Latin name: Mentha x piperita
Amount: 50-100g
Type: Organic, Dried Leaves

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What is it used for?

  • Some European studies have suggested that Menthol soothes the stomach lining and can prevent stomach ulcers by stimulating the secretion of bile
  • Mint is used in many pain-relieving skin creams, suggesting its power as an anesthetic
  • Menthol vapors have been useful as a decongestant for centuries and are used in a variety of rubs and treatments for the common cold

How to prepare

Peppermint oil can be applied directly to a minor wound or burn
Enjoy as an infusion for cold relief or as a digestive aid by adding one to two teaspoons of dried herb to a cup of hot water and steeping for ten minutes. This can be enjoyed up to three times per day. Spearmint is generally a bit sweeter and less ‘minty’ than Peppermint although the latter creates a cool feeling in the mouth
Add a few fresh leaves or dreid leaves to a cloth bag and hang under bath water for a decongestant effect

Cautions

  • Always avoid pure Menthol or pure Peppermint Oil which are both toxic
  • Do not give to any child under two years old
  • Do not use while pregnant or nursing
  • For over 65s, use low levels, infrequently

Additional information

Additional information

Latin Name

Mentha x piperita

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