Mentha (Mentha piperata)
PEPPERMINT (Mentha piperita) is a popular herb that can be used in numerous forms (ie, oil, leaf, leaf extract, and leaf water). Peppermint oil has the most uses, and use data on the oil are considered relevant to the leaf extract formulations as well. This herbal preparation is used in cosmeceuticals, personal hygiene products, foods, and pharmaceutical products for both its flavoring and fragrance properties.
Studies have shown this herb to have the following actions:-
Digestive : Peppermint stimulates the secretion of digestive enzymes, which promote healthy digestion.
Anti-Flatulent : Fast relief from abdominal gas and distension by regulating intestinal motility and relaxing sphincter.