Peppermint is generally regarded as 'the world's oldest medicine', with archeological evidence placing its use at least as far back as ten thousand years ago.
Peppermint, like many spices and herbs, is believed to have medicinal properties when consumed. It is said that it helps against upset stomachs, inhibits the growth of certain bacteria, and can help soothe and relax muscles when inhaled or applied to skin.
The familiar "mint scent" is the aroma of peppermint. Peppermint contains an essential oil that is unique to other mints for its quality and flavor.
The oil contains menthone and menthyl esters, which give a cooling sensation to the skin.
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