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Peppermint

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Peppermint
Mentha x piperita L.
Organic
1 ounce

Peppermint has been used historically to soothe the stomach and to quieten nausea and indigestion. Peppermint is also good for colic.

The world's most familiar "mint scent" is the aroma of peppermint. In Greek mythology, Menthe was turned into a peppermint plant when Proserpine, in a jealous rage, found out that Pluto was in love with her. Even earlier, Assyrians used peppermint as an offering to their fire god.

Peppermint contains an essential oil that is unique among mints for its quality and flavor. Artificial mint compounds do not effectively duplicate the aroma or medicinal properties.

Peppermint is one of the most popular herbs in teas, candies, and chewing gums. Cultivation and oil production started in the US in the 1790's, and was a major export business by the mid 1800's. The U.S. is still the world's leading producer of peppermint oil, making an average of 4,117 tons annually. Some companies in Japan are said to pipe peppermint oil into their AC system to invigorate their workers and thereby increase productivity.

Typical Preparations:

Tea is the most common and best employed use of this ingredient.

The oil is used as flavoring in toothpaste, dental creams, mouthwash, cough candies, chewing gum, and baked goods.

Precautions:

Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

Packaged in a lined food safe, re-sealable Kraft bag with window.

Information about herbs, oils and body care products on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prevent, treat or cure any diseases or health concerns.



This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 20 September, 2011.

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