(Mentha piperita)

Other names: Paprena Metvica, Máta Peprná, Pepermunt, Menthe Poivrée, Pfefferminze, Pudina, Menta Piperina, Pepâminto, Hortelã, Hierba Buena, Menta, Pepparmynta, Poprova Meta, Menta Negra

Peppermint is a hybrid that came from the crossing between spearmint (Mentha spicata) and water mint (Mentha aquatica). Originating from Europe, it is grown worldwide. It is one of the most widely consumed single ingredient herbal teas. Peppermint leaves contain menthol, menthone, menthyl acetate, 1,8-cineole, limonene, beta-pinene, and beta-caryophyllene.

Peppermint may be beneficial for digestion, diarrhea, IBS, bad breath, headache, migraine, insomnia, menstrual cramps, menopause, muscle pain, nerve pain, toothache, itching skin, and as an insect repellent.

Compliance: food or food ingredient, cosmetics ingredient

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

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These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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