Peppermint, Peppermint, a product that contains dried peppermint leaves. Peppermint is a hybrid plant that belongs to the mint family. It has green leaves, purple flowers, and a refreshing minty flavor.
Some possible ways to use Peppermint are:
- As an infusion: You can make an infusion of peppermint leaves by steeping 1 to 2 teaspoons of leaves in a cup of hot water for 5 to 10 minutes. You can drink this infusion to soothe your stomach, relieve headaches, freshen your breath, and boost your energy . You can also add honey or lemon to enhance the flavor and effect of peppermint infusion.
- As an essential oil: You can use peppermint essential oil to treat various skin problems, such as acne, itchiness, sunburn, or inflammation. Peppermint oil has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and cooling properties that can help cleanse and calm the skin. You can apply a few drops of peppermint oil diluted in a carrier oil (such as coconut or olive oil) on the affected area.
- As a culinary herb: You can use peppermint leaves to add flavor and aroma to your dishes, such as salads, soups, sauces, or desserts. Peppermint leaves pair well with chocolate, fruit, yogurt, and cheese. To use peppermint leaves in cooking, you can either chop them finely and sprinkle them over the dish, or blend them with other ingredients to make a pesto or a smoothie.