.The peppermint ( Mentha × piperita ) is a medicinal and aromatic plant belonging to the mint genus. It is a – probably coincidental – cross of Mentha aquatica and Mentha spicata , in which Mentha spicata again a cross of Mentha rotundifolia and Mentha longifolia is. Peppermint differs from other mints primarily in its high menthol and low caravan content and / or its sharper taste (hence the name “peppermint”). It grows in all parts of the world with a temperate climate. The essential oil peppermint is produced organically from the leaves.
Peppermint is a perennial herbaceous plant. The 30 to 90 cm high peppermint is a frost-hardy perennial. Since peppermint has only been known since 1696, it is missing in the herbal books of antiquity and the Middle Ages. However, other mints have been used before. In Arab and North African countries, peppermint tea (mostly heavily sweetened) is a national drink; but also in Europe it is often drunk as a luxury food.
Peppermint was named Medicinal Plant of the Year 2004.
1 liter is obtained from about 50 kg of leaves. Oil
The following short quote from the 9th century on the subject of the biodiversity of mint
But if one has the powers and kinds and names of the mint /
could call them all and all, so he would have to also /
know how many fish swim in the Red Sea,
or how many sparks Vulcanus, the melting god from Lemnos, /
sends up into the air from the huge meals of the Aetna. ”
Walahfrid Strabo: off Liber de cultura hortorum (short Hortulus )
Peppermint goes well with: benzoin, Cajeput , Eucalyptus oil, grapefruit, lavender oil, marjoram , Rosemary oil, tea tree oil, Silver fir , Lemon
DANGER: Mint should not be used with young children. Mint should not be used for hay fever.
Mint oil should also not be used during homeopathic treatment.
Before internal use, please consult specialist books, doctor or aromatherapist.
The effect on the soul is: stimulating, activating, invigorating, refreshing, promoting concentration, revitalizing The effect physically: Anti-inflammatory, skin-regenerating, analgesic, metabolism-boosting, wound-healing, appetizing, antifungal, antibacterial, antiparasitic and antiviral. m.