Peppermint is a perennial flowering plant in the mint family. It is a cross between water mint and spearmint. It grows throughout Europe and North America. Peppermint is often used to flavor foods. Dried of fresh peppermint leaves are used in teas. Peppermint oil is extracted from the leaves, stem, and flower of the plant. The extracts have been used for a variety of health conditions, including nausea, indigestion, and cold symptoms.
Peppermint oil is an excellent digestive aid. A few drops in a glass of water makes a refreshing after-meal beverage that not only tastes great, it improves digestion!