Peppermint - Mentha piperita
A sterile hybrid of aquatic mint and spearmint, peppermint forms part of the Lamiaceae family. It has an aromatic and penetrating smell. Its initially hot and peppery flavour leaves a pleasant sensation of freshness.
Traditions:Mint was long thought to be an aphrodisiac. In the 16th century, the mint varieties were considered as a panacea. Today they are only used for digestive disorders and nervousness.
Properties:The essential oil, obtained by hydrodistillation of the leaves, posesses toning and antiseptic properties. It purifies and leaves a sensation of freshness.
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