Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between the watermint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata). The plant, indigenous to Europe, is now widespread in cultivation throughout all regions of the world. The aroma of peppermint has been found to enhance memory. Peppermint has a high menthol content, and is often used as tea and for flavouring ice cream, confectionery, chewing gum, and toothpaste.
Peppermint leaves can be steeped in water for tea, which traditional medicine uses as a remedy for cramps, headaches, nausea, upset stomach, indigestion, colds and “whatever ails you.” Many Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes use fresh or dried peppermint leaves in salads and sauces.
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