In folk remedies, Peppermint is used to treat inflammation, anxiety, digestion and tension. It is said to have a calming effect on the nervous system, relieving mental fatigue and headaches. Peppermint is consumed and used topically for skin irritations, inflammation and allergies in the Ayurvedic practice. All mints prefer cool, moist soil locations in partial shade and are perennial plants. A hybrid of two species (watermint and spearmint), Peppermint has a slightly darker colouring and stronger flavour to the typical mint.
Peppermint features in our GLOWING GREENS plant-based supplement for healthy skin. Containing the volatile oil menthol, Peppermint is a rich source of polyphenolic compounds. They provide its strong antioxidant properties, which are helpful in maintaining healthy skin. These compounds have been known to play a pivotal role in the prevention of inflammation. Whether in fresh or dried form, various studies show Peppermint to exhibit anti-bacterial and anti-viral activity. It is widely used in aromatherapy to reduce anxiety. These natural properties make Peppermint an ideal ingredient in skin supplements.