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peppermint:

see mintmint,
in botany, common name for members of the Labiatae, a large family of chiefly annual or perennial herbs. Several species are shrubby or climbing forms or, rarely, small trees.
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peppermint

No poisonous lookalikes. Use leaves at any stage. Related to spearmint, which is also edible. Pale violet flowers with purple stem (Spearmint has green stem) Peppermint leaf- relieves gas, indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, stomach pain, ulcers, intestinal cramps, colic, nausea, irritable bowel syndrome and just about every digestive complaint known. The oil in the leaves soothe the bowel muscles and calm the entire digestive tract. Relieves intestinal gas almost instantly. A relaxing anti-spasmotic that calms nerves, tension, sleep problems, herpes. Relaxes gallbladder and bile duct spasms, so be careful if you have stones or obstructions. Freshens breath, covering up garlic breath etc. Very powerful volatile oil that kills bad microorganisms- good for athlete’s foot, fungus, cancer etc.
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peppermint

[′pep·ər‚mint]
(botany)
Any of various aromatic herbs of the genus Mentha in the family Labiatae, especially M. piperita.
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peppermint

a temperate mint plant, Mentha piperita, with purple or white flowers: cultivated for its downy leaves, which yield a pungent oil
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Chemical characterization and toxicological evaluation of the essential oil of Mentha piperita L.
Mentha piperita extract showed peaks at 570.93 [cm.sup.-1], 1388.75 [cm.sup.-1], 2250.93 [cm.sup.-1], 2927.94 [cm.sup.-1], 3379.29 [cm.sup.-1] and 3392.79 [cm.sup.-1].
Antiallergic effect of flavonoid glycosides obtained from Mentha piperita L.
Results: Spermatogenesis was suppressed and Johnsons score was decreased from normal spermatogenesis (10) to (6-8) in the experimental group 2 and was more improved in the Mentha piperita treated group as compare to the melatonin.
Food industry, Medicinal plants, Antibiotic resistant biofilms, Mentha piperita, Syzygium aromaticum, Camellia sinensis.
In the present research work, anti urease activity of traditional medicinal plants including Mentha piperita (pudina), Violo odorata (banafsha), Trachyspermum copiticum (ajwain), Metricarea chamomile (babuna) and Foeniculum vulgare (saunf) found in the vicinity of Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir were evaluated.
Khan et al., "Sub-MICs of Mentha piperita essential oil and menthol inhibits AHL mediated quorum sensing and biofilm of Gram-negative bacteria," Frontiers in Microbiology, vol.
The lowest in vitro inhibitory activity was observed for the Mentha piperita, Chamaemelum nobile, Melissa officinalis, Thymus vulgaris, Plantago lanceolata, Calendula officinalis, Tilia europaea, Aloysia citrodora, Syzygium aromaticum, Coriandrum sativum, Cinnamomum verum, Papaver rhoeas, Aframomum, Helianthus annuus, Cuminum cyminum L., Sesamum indicum, Coffea arabica, Curcuma longa, Equisetum arvense, Hypericum perforatum, Origanum vulgare, Rosmarinus officinalis, Camellia sinensis, and Vaccinium myrtillus plant extracts, all being inactive as antiproliferative agent toward the human cell lines (Table 1).
Mixtures of these volatile low molecular weight compounds provide plants, such as Mentha piperita, Citrus limon, Ocimum basilicum, and Salvia officinalis, with their distinctive odor, which are commercially available, produced, and important ingredients for fragrance and flavor creation because of their specific sensory characteristics [52].
(7.) Albertina Antonielly Sydney de Sousa, Pedro Marcos Gomes Soares, Arisa Nara Saldanha de Almeida, Alana Rufino Maia, Emmanuel Prata de Souza, and Ana Maria Sampaio Assreuy, "Antispasmodic effect of Mentha piperita essential oil on tracheal smooth muscle of rats," Journal of Ethnopharmacology 130, no.