• Medicinal Uses of Peppermint
    January 2, 2016

    Peppermint (Mentha × piperita, also known as M. balsamea Willd.) is a hybrid mint, a cross between water mint and spear mint. The plant, indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, is now widespread in cultivation in many regions of the world. It is found wild occasionally with its parent species.

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    Peppermint

    Medicinal uses of Peppermint

    Common NamePeppermint
    Botanical NameMentha piperita
    Parts UsedLeaves and Flowers
    Medicinal UsageLeaves: Peppermint leaves produce good effect to manage bowel syndrome. However, peppermint leaves extract is also useful to people for pain relief.

    Flowers: Peppermint flowers are stimulants to stimulate flow of bile and check episodes of flatulence.

    Other Benefits: Peppermint has the great value to give a number of health benefits like muscle relaxant, removal of muscle cramps and headache. Doctors prescribe peppermint mixture to patients to treat common flu and cold.

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