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Peppermint Leaves Cut

Peppermint Leaves

Mentha piperita

Origin: Egypt
From£15.01 per kg

Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. Indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, the plant is now widely spread and cultivated in many regions of the world. It is occasionally found in the wild with its parent species.

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History and background

Peppermint has a long and illustrious history in herbal medicine that dates back thousands of years. Alongside other mint varieties, peppermint was used extensively in ancient Chinese, Japanese and Egyptian medicine. Its usage dates back to at least 1200 B.C., making it one of the oldest known plants to be cultivated specifically for medicinal purposes.

The oldest pieces of mint were unearthed in ancient Egyptian graves in Abd-el-Quarnah, although the history of the species wasn’t properly documented until the late 17th century. A British physician by the name of Dr. Eaton was the first to write about peppermint, and it was introduced as a medicinal plant in central Europe shortly after.

How to use peppermint leaves

Peppermint has many culinary and therapeutic uses and was cultivated by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Since then, it’s remained a regular fixture of our everyday lives. Not only is it used widely as a flavouring agent and fragrance in everything from chewing gum to shower gel, it remains a popular medicinal herb.

Peppermint has long been used to treat such ailments as irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, headaches and more. When applied to the skin, it can also be used to relieve pain and provide a cooling effect, helping soothe rashes and itches.

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Mint is a popular herb for horses, dogs and other animals thanks to its soothing properties and rich inviting smell. Mint is widely used to help support healthy digestion and for encouraging horses that tend to be " fussy eaters " to eat up. For people it can be used to make a soothing tea. Horses love the smell and flavour mint adds to their food.

One of peppermint’s best-known applications in the health world is in treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – and while it’s long been a folk remedy to soothe the constipation and bloating associated with IBS, modern medicine is catching up. Multiple studies have revealed that peppermint is more effective than fibre or prescribed muscle relaxants. #Peppermint’s high menthol content has a calming effect on the intestinal smooth muscle and holds antispasmodic properties. Additionally, the cooling menthol activates the anti-pain channel known as TRPM8, delivering temporary yet effective pain relief by dulling pain-sensing fibres in the gut.

Peppermint essential oil has several uses. Processed from the leaves of the plant, the essential oil is used as flavouring for toothpastes and chewing gum. The oil also has a high concentration of natural pesticides – predominantly pulegone. So, it is also used within the gardening industry and is known to repel some insects including mosquitoes.

Some distilleries use peppermint in gin production for a refreshing twist on the popular drink.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To fully realise the benefits of peppermint leaves, many people prefer to boil them to create a peppermint tea. This healthy option is said to benefit the immune system and may even help you lose weight.

Yes, peppermint leaves can be consumed either raw or cooked. They’re perfectly safe to eat.