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Peppermint - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday
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Common Name: Peppermint Latin Name: Mentha piperita Family Name: Lamiaceae Constituents: menthol, menthone, menthyl acetate, 1,8- cineol, limonene, beta-pinene and beta-caryophyllene Characteristics: Peppermint has distinct bright and deep greens leaves that smell spicy and cool. The leaves are smooth with soft serrated edges that follow the edge of the leaf. The stems are square and usually a brownish purplish color. The smell of peppermint is sharp especially when compared to other mints. The Blurb: Peppermint is another herb you may have in your garden or in tea bags in your pantry. Peppermint is the most common...