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Definition of Peppermint
Even after centuries provides peppermint (mentha piperita) – Hall of aromatic herbs – relief from indigestion, colds and headaches.
Today’s most appreciated the ability to mint soothe the digestive system, alleviate digestive disorders, symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive problems.
Peppermint (mentha piperita) is grown worldwide as a spice and as medicinal plants. Natural hybrid of several species of mint – peppermint – it has square stems, pointed green or purple leaves and purple flowers.
As medicinal plants are harvested peppermint in the summer, just before flowering. The most effective part of this herb’s volatile oil, which consists of more than forty different ingredients. The therapeutic effect comes mainly from menthol (35 to 55 percent oil), Menton (15 to 30 percent) and mentylacetátu (3-10 percent). Medical mint oil is prepared by steam distillation of aerial parts of plants.
The Most Common Application
Peppermint (mentha piperita) relieves the symptoms of diverticulitis and irritable bowel syndrome, helps dissolve gallstones, freshens breath. It also soothes aching muscles, relieves cough and mucous congestion caused by colds or allergies.