Peppermint (Mentha × piperita, also known as Mentha balsamea Wild) is actually a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. Originally from Europe, peppermint has been used for health purposes for several thousand years. It has been used traditionally for flatulence (gas), menstrual pain, diarrhea,nausea, depression-related anxiety, muscle and nerve pain, symptoms of the common cold, sinus infections, indigestion, and more. Peppermint contains higher amounts of menthol than the other mints we grow. Menthol is an effective decongestant. It is also an expectorant. Expectorants loosen and bring up mucus from the lungs. This can provide natural comfort to people with coughs.
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