Peppermint Mentha piperata
These vivid, aromatic green leaves, with their invigorating aroma and high menthol content, are cooling and refreshing.
Peppermint is a hybrid between watermint and spearmint.
It is a plant with one of the longest histories of human cultivation known to have been grown in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.
In the 17th century Nicholas Culpeper wrote that peppermint was the herb most useful for ‘complaints of the stomach, such as wind, for which there are few remedies of greater efficiency.’