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Peppermint - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

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Peppermint - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

  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...

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