Peppermint flower


Peppermint flowers


The aroma of peppermint has been studied for its possible memory and alertness enhancing properties.

Mentha × piperita flowers


Mentha × piperita flower


Ayurvedic uses :-

Peppermint has a long tradition of use in folk medicine and aromatherapy.

Peppermint is commonly used to treat  such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, indigestion, irritable bowel, and bloating.

Mentha × piperita


Ayurvedic Uses :-

Peppermint oil is under preliminary research for its potential as a short-term treatment for irritable bowel syndrome.

Peppermint oil is used  to treat irritable bowel syndrome, catarrh of the respiratory tract, and inflammation of the oral mucosa.

Peppermint oil may also act as a carminative, cholagogue, antibacterial, and secretolytic, and it has a cooling action.

Peppermint oil has been used for muscle pain and nerve pain.

Peppermint flowers


Mentha × piperita


Mentha × piperita, also known as M. balsamea Wild is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint.

Mentha × piperita flowers


Scientific classification

Kingdom:             Plantae

(unranked):        Angiosperms

(unranked):        Eudicots

(unranked):        Asterids

Order:   Lamiales

Family:  Lamiaceae

Genus: Mentha

Binomial name : Mentha × piperita