Latin name: Mentha piperita L.
Other names: Black Peppermint, Brandy Mint, Corn Mint
Mint is one of the most recognizable herbs, due to its characteristics is also frequently used in the kitchen and in herbal medicine. The raw material used by herbalists are leaves that are harvested before flowering plants. Dried do not lose their smell, thanks to the content of essential oils, whose main ingredient is menthol. Due to the content of tannin, essential oils, folic acid, vitamin A, potassium, calcium and phosphorus mint leaves antioxidant effects. In contrast, most often used as an auxiliary to the digestive system, increases the excretion of bile, improves bowel function, relaxant, helps the liver and bile ducts. Mint helps fight bacteria that cause food poisoning, and gently sedative so you should reach for an infusion of mint after a long stressful day.
- Irritable bowel syndrome