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There’s a Reason Why We’re so Obsessed with Peppermint

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OutsideOnline notes, "This herb’s relaxation properties may be the reason peppermint is in every product on the shelf. Could you benefit from a cup of tea, capsule or drop of oil?

"...Peppermint is a natural hybrid of spearmint and wild mint and classified underneath the mint umbrella mentha x piperita. The most common naturally occurring compound in peppermint is menthol, an ingredient you might recognize from cigarettes and cough drops. 

"This obsession isn’t new. Ancient Egyptian medical books mention peppermints as a means of curing hiccups, which is surprisingly true. But this herb has many more medicinal properties than that."

Read more at OutsideOnline.


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