Peppermint C/S 16 oz.
Peppermint, or mentha piperita, is an herb with many uses and therapeutic applications. Its sharp menthol odor, refreshing flavor, and cooling sensation have found it a home in many products including bath preparations, mouthwashes, toothpastes, and ointments. Although peppermint oil is frequently cited as the source of peppermint’s benefits, compounds within the leaf have also proven to be beneficial.
Peppermint tea, brewed from the plant’s leaves, is one of the most widely consumed herbal teas. The leaves have a high flavonoid content and one bag can provide a substantial amount of antioxidants.
Peppermint has traditional folk medicine use as a pain reliever and research has substantiated the assertion.
Peppermint may play a role in relieving symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Furthermore, vecause peppermint has a relaxing effect on smooth muscle tissue (usually cited to provide sore throat relief), it has even been reported effective when administered via enema to patients experiencing colonic spasms during barium enemas.
Some studies even suggest peppermint may have anticarcinogenic effects.