Peppermint

 
Mentha piperita
 
Fresh, invigorating, stimulating

WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?
  1. Fights odor
  2. Soothes skin
  3. Acts as an antiseptic
  4. Eases digestive upsets
  5. Fights cold symptoms
  6. Soothes bites and stings
  7. Relieves headaches
Peppermint

Peppermint feels initially cooling and refreshing, then gently warming. Its stimulating and analgesic properties make it an effective remedy for neuralgia and muscular pains and headaches. It’s also a high-quality antiseptic, and a popular addition to all types of beauty products.

This popular herb is actually a hybrid of Mentha aquatica (water mint) and Mentha spicata (spearmint). It has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years, particularly as an infusion for digestive disorders, though in modern times it is mostly used in the flavoring and toothpaste industries. The ancient Romans planted peppermint between the steppingstones leading to their houses so that guests would be welcomed by the scent as they approached.

* Not recommended for women who are breastfeeding.