A perennial herbaceous plant, Peppermint has a broad range of uses in cosmetics, principally due to the refreshing properties of Peppermint essential oils. Peppermint is also used in the kitchen to add flavour to liqueurs, drinks and desserts.
Mint is an herb with a very pleasant smell and taste. It is very well known thanks to the Mojito cocktail that is appreciated worldwide. Mint is used successfully in fish based dishes, soups, teas and in the preparation of desserts.
Because of its intense perfume, mint is commonly used in infusions to deal with halitosis and to disinfect the palate.
Mint infusions and teas help treat nervousness, abdominal pains, diarrhoea and menstrual pains.
Ancient Romans associated this perfumed herb with the power to increase memory. In fact, the Latin word “mens”, meaning “mind”, is probably derived from the word mint.