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Botanical Name: Mentha piperita L
Common Name(s): Peppermint, mint
Peppermint is a natural hybrid of water mint (Mentha aquatica ) and spearmint (Mentha spicata ) and was first cultivated in England in the late seventeenth century. The herb has been used as a remedy for indigestion since Ancient Egyptian times.
Peppermint has now been used for the treatment of various ailments such as colds and flus, nausea, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, as well as topical remedies for skin and is considered to be a herbal powerhouse.