Scientific evidence shows that the aromatic Peppermint herb
helps stimulate the body and mind. Peppermint is said to be calming to the stomach and
invigorating to the tissues. However, there isn't much research to explain exactly why
peppermint affects the immune system. In Chinese traditional medicine
peppermint is called Bo He.
Peppermint is one of the oldest and best-tasting home
remedies for digestive support. Studies show that peppermint lessens the amount of time
food spends in the stomach by stimulating the gastric lining. Peppermint also relaxes the
stomach muscles and promotes burping. Peppermint is used for indigestion and distress of
the GI tract. Migraine headaches are often relieved when peppermint oil is rubbed on the
temples. The herb peppermint has a calming effect on the body and can help soothe a
nagging cough and allergies.
Common uses of peppermint: Aromatic, carminative, anxiety; antispasmodic,
antiseptic, aids digestion, flatulence, colds influenza, migraines.
Peppermint is also known as: Mentha piperita, Bo He