Peppermint and spearmint belong to the same category of plants because both of them contain menthol. Menthol is the reason which two herbs smell and taste wonderful and they give a feeling of freshness. The beautiful smell is used in candies, chewing gum and toothpaste. Moreover, peppermint is used as a spice in cooking. There are a lot of recipes with meat and sauces, which contain peppermint. In Greece, many people make and offer traditional liqueur with peppermint, like ouzo or brandy. It is really delicious. Of course, the properties of peppermint do not stop there. According to committee E peppermint’s leaves treat digestive disorders, gases and inflammation of the stomach. According to ESCOP the peppermint helps to treat cold and flu. Also, it relieves the cough, headaches or migraines. Peppermint is antispasmodic and antibacterial, which caused to peppermint oil.
Scientific name: Mentha piperita