Peppermint Mentha Piperita
Part Used: Leaves, Stalk
Peppermint is a vigorous aromatic perennial that is spread by runner under the soil and grows to about 2 foot tall. It has been very popular over the years for its minty flavour. It became popular for its refreshing taste that is soothing for digestion. The menthol is an antispasmodic that smoothes muscle contractions in the digestive tract and helps relieve pains, bloating, belching, headaches and colds.
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