Peppermint is a perennial plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family. Peppermint is a unique ingredient used in the preparation of pastries and desserts, chocolate, candy and gum. It is also used for seasoning salads, meat and fish recipes and more.
In popular medicine, Peppermint is used for its therapeutic effects on the digestive system. It is also used to treat headaches, as a muscle relaxant, as an antispasmodic, as a mild antiseptic and anti-nausea remedy. Peppermint is also used to facilitate liver activity, regulate bile secretion and reduce breastmilk production.