Peppermint, also known as cool mint and peppermint, is a perennial herb of the Lamiaceae family. You will not find it in the forest, because it is a cultivated plant and does not occur in the wild. Only it does not matter: you can plant peppermint in your garden, and with proper care this plant will thank you in full for its healing properties. In July-September mint begins to bloom, but quite modestly, and, as it often happens, you can not judge something on the cover, because inside this plant collected a storehouse of drugs. Mint contains essential oil, the main component of which is menthol, as well as tannins, flavonoids, carotene, hesperidin, betaine, sterols, ursolic and oleic acids.
This is Interesting:
For thousands of years, mankind has used mint for its own purposes: for example, the ancient Greeks used it as a raw material for spirits, and the great historian of ancient Pliny the Elder believed that its aroma contributes to the work of thought. However, the healing properties of mint were already known in those days, it was used to treat headaches, gastrointestinal pain and even bites of poisonous snakes.
How is it Used in Medicine:
In medicine, mint is used everywhere: for example, as an analgesic, sedative, it is extremely useful in the prevention of many serious diseases such as gastritis, asthma, as well as heart and vascular diseases.