Peppermint: medicinal plant with digestive and aromatic function, it is mainly found as tea.


Portuguese Names: Menta, mint piperita, peppermint, mint, mint
Latin name: Mentha x piperita
French name: menthe poivrée
English name: mint
German name: Pfefferminze
Italian name: mint




Essential oils (menthol), tannins, flavonoids, bitter principles, triterpenes.

parts used

Dry leaves

mint effects

Spasmolytic (against spasms), antiflatulent, cholagogue (helps the liver), aromatic, digestive, carminative (helps digestion), analgesic.

mint indications

Internal use (tea, capsule, decoction)

Digestive problems, colitis (spasmodic), digestive cramps, bad breath, sore throat, pain in the gastrointestinal tract, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, muscle aches.

External use (tincture, essential oil)

– Neuralgia, muscle pain

Secundary effects

Non-existent or still unknown.


Children under five years old.



Mint-based preparations

– Mint tea ( mint infusion )

– Peppermint essential oil

– Candies, gum (against bad breath)

– Mint capsules

– Mint tincture

Where does mint grow?

It grows in Europe, North America and Asia.

When to harvest mint?

Mint is usually harvested in summer.


This pleasant-tasting plant, widely used all over the world, can be very useful against certain everyday ailments, such as digestion problems and bad breath (it can be taken in the form of tablets or chewing gum). It is also widely used in various dental, food and cosmetic products, as it has a universal appeal that allows it to accompany or mask numerous chemical products.

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