NATURALLY GROWN PEPPERMINT
Botanical Name: Mentha xpiperita
Description: Part of the mint family, Peppermint is an easy to grow hardy perennial with a distinctive minty scent and flavor.
Culinary Uses: Peppermint is used to treat colic, flatulence, morning sickness, nausea, and gallbladder bile ducts. Great as a decongestant for cold and flu symptoms.
External Uses: As a tincture, salve or ointment, peppermint is affective for burns, itchy skin, rheumatism, upper respiratory infections, sinusitis, headaches, muscle pains, bruises, joints, reducing skin itching and redness and helps to deter insects.
Medicinal Parts Used: Leaves
Medicinal Properties and Uses of Peppermint: Peppermint is a fragrant and bitter herb high in decongestant properties as well as cooling, anti-spasmodic, diaphoretic, digestive, antiseptic and slightly anesthetic. Peppermint contains a high amount of essential oil, which contains menthol, menthone, menthyl acetate and menthofuran.
Cautions: Individuals with sensitive skin may have a reaction to peppermint when used topically. Not recommended for infants or pregnant woman.
Peppermint Tea Recipe: Steep 1 tsp dried peppermint in 1 cup water. Drain and drink.