Peppermint!! Not same as Mint
By: Vineeta Tawney
Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. Indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, the plant is now widely spread and cultivated in many regions of the world. It is occasionally found in the wild with its parent species. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Mentha × piperita
Fast facts about peppermint
Peppermint is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint.
It is available in the forms of leaves, capsules, and oils.
Peppermint has shown health benefits for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), nausea, skin conditions, headaches, cold, and flu.
It can interact with medicines and is not advised for people with gastrointestinal problems.
Possible health benefits
Peppermint is a popular traditional remedy for a number of conditions.
It is believed to have calming effects.
It is used to treat flatulence, menstrual pains, diarrhea, nausea, depression-related anxiety, muscle and nerve pain, the common cold, indigestion, and IBS.
Peppermint calms the stomach muscles and improves the flow of bile, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMM). This makes it suitable for people who have indigestion.