Peppermint Plant Information – Peppermint Plant Wiki

Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) is a perennial herbaceous aromatic shrub, which belongs to the family of Lamiaceae (the family of rosemary and lavender). It is a sterile hybrid, a cross between watermint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata). Thus, the plant cannot be grown from seed and can only be propagated vegetatively (rootstocks, cuttings, runners). The plant grows during spring and summer and produces mint scented leaves that are rich in essential oil.

The essential oil of peppermint is used widely as flavor agent in soft drinks, ice creams, toothpastes, tobacco products etc. Peppermint essential oil is also widely used in the Pharmaceutical and Personal Health Care industries. Peppermint leaves are added as fresh in cocktails and various dishes. Peppermint tea has also become very popular during the last two decades, due to its digestive, antispasmodic and stress relieving properties.

The multiple uses and high value of peppermint oil has established peppermint as a global respected commodity. USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Japan, China and India are the world leading peppermint producers. 

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