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Mentha x piperita is a low-growing, perennial aromatic in the mint family (Lamiaceae) and is thought to be native to the Mediterranean region. The essential oil and leaf preparations have many uses, chief among them relieving stomach ailments, headaches, and cold and flu symptoms.

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Please enjoy this information on peppermint made available through the generosity of Aromatics Incorporated’s adoption.

Additional ABC Peppermint Resources

Healthy Ingredients Peppermint profile

Peppermint leaf and peppermint oil monographs from Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs.

Peppermint leaf and peppermint oil monographs from The Complete German Commission E Monographs—Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines.

HerbalGram article

Peppermint Profile 2006; 72:1,4-5

HerbClip reviews

Systematic Review of Peppermint, HC# 060586-365, November 25, 2008

Peppermint Oil Capsules Reduce Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms, HC# 080676-345, January 31, 2008

Medicinal Uses and Effectiveness of Peppermint Oil, HC# 050372-341, November 30, 2007

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