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October 29, 2020

Science > Peppermint

Peppermint

Common Name

Peppermint

Scientific Name

Mentha piperita

History

The origin of peppermint is known to be North Africa and Mediterranean region. Peppermint has been used in Chinese and Japanese traditional medicine. According to the ancient texts, peppermint has been used both as food and medicine. In 1721, the plant was registered in UK’s official drug list as an independent plant with the properties of treating cold and headache. Egyptians cultivated peppermint. Dried peppermint leaves were discovered in the pyramid. In the mid-eighteenth century, the plant was cultivated in Western Europe and England for its medicinal properties.



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