Folk Names: Brandy Mint, Lammint
Powers: Purification, Sleep, Love, Healing, & Psychic Powers
Throughout time peppermint has been recorded as being used for medicinal purposes, even as far back as Ancient Greece. It is also to have been found in the Ancient Egyptian pyramids dating back to around 1000 BC.
Volatile Oil - ( up to 1.5%) including Menthol at 35-55%, Menthone at 10-40%
Flavonoids - ( Luteolin, Menthoside )
Menthol is antiseptic, antifungal, cooling, and an anesthetic to the skin although can also be an irritant to the skin if used incorrectly. Volatile oil is strongly antibacterial.
Whole herb has an antispasmodic effect on the digestive system.
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