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Mentha piperita / Peppermint Leaf Cut
£5.25 – £13.00
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. Indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, the plant is now widespread in cultivation in many regions of the world. It is occasionally found in the wild with its parent species.
Peppermint typically occurs in moist habitats, including stream sides and drainage ditches. Being a hybrid, it is usually sterile, producing no seeds and reproducing only vegetatively, spreading by its runners. If placed, it can grow almost anywhere and is fast growing.
Outside of its native range, areas where peppermint was formerly grown for oil often have an abundance of feral plants, and it is considered invasive in Australia, the Galápagos Islands, New Zealand, and the United States in the Great Lakes region, noted since 1843.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Analgesic –The oil has been used as an herbal pain relief and is a common ingredient in products aimed at athletes to soothe sore muscles. Peppermint oil, as an external treatment, has been approved for myalgia, muscle pain, and neuralgia and nerve pain.
Antispasmodic – Peppermint’s antispasmodic effect calms nausea and helps prevent gas and bloating. It is also a useful herb to treat IBS.
Expectorant – Peppermint is a remedy for the common cold and for coughing symptoms that often accompany a cold. The oil from this plant has a soothing effect for coughing symptoms and can calm certain common cold ailments. It can also help build a stronger immune system and has both antimicrobial and antioxidant qualities. Liquid Peppermint oil can be inhaled as a vapor. This manner of peppermint use can create an effective at soothing cough and cold symptoms.
Febrifuge – used to treat a fever.
Flavouring – Many Foods and beverages are flavoured with the peppermint extract oil in order to create a distinctive flavouring.
Insect Repellent – The essential oil of peppermint has been used as a topical application to repel insects.
Skin Complaints – it can be used as a hair rinse to soothe both dry and oily scalp, Infections, itchiness, allergic rashes and bacterial infections.
Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.
250gm, 500gm, 1000gm