The aromatic herb peppermint is a cross between spearmint and water mint. The herb is native to Europe and Asia; it has been used for medical and cuisine purposes.
Peppermint is known for its calming effects and can be used as a natural remedy for many things. Indigestion can be reduced with the herb's consumption as it can calm your stomach muscles and improve bile flow. Pain, bloating, and gas in people with irritable bowel syndrome can be relieved with peppermint. Peppermint oil can be used to aid with redness and irritation. Cold and flu symptoms can be alleviated with the herb as it contains menthol, an effective decongestant. Peppermint can also be used to relieve tension headaches and migraines due to its muscle relaxant and cooling properties.
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