Plants, also called green plants, are multicellular eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae. They form an unranked clade Viridiplantaethat includes the flowering plants, conifers and othergymnosperms, ferns, clubmosses, hornworts, liverworts, mosses and the green algae. Green plants exclude the red and brown algae, the fungi, archaea, bacteria and animals.
Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. The plant, indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, is now widespread in cultivation in many regions of the world. It is found wild occasionally with its parent species.
All types of mint (including sweet mint, spearmint, peppermint, and chocolate mint) are fast-growing, spreading plants, so you must give them a place to spread without getting in the way, or plant them in a pot. Mint sends out runners that spread above and just below the ground, quickly forming large, lush green patches. In the right place it makes a pretty seasonal ground cover. You can also contain mint in tight places such as between pavers of a walkway where your feet will brush against the leaves to release its fragrance.
A few of the most popular peppermint benefits include:
- Minimizes stomach aches
- Eliminates headaches
- Colonic Spasm and Gas
- Dental Cavities and Bad Breath
- Improves mental focus
- Clears respiratory tract
- Gastric Emptying Disorders
- Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea
A few of the peppermint’s uses in details:
Peppermint For Pest Control
Sprinkle a few drops of clove oil, lavender oil, and citronella oil or peppermint oil on the dried cloves. Add the oils again regularly. Place in areas where flies may come or linger such as a front or back doors, kitchen, or near the garage.
Peppermint Kips Your Pets Flea-Free
Take a couple of sprigs of peppermint and put in a pillow or bag– make certain your animal does not get to it. Tuck the wrapped sprigs under or next to pet beds.
Peppermint Keeps You And Your House Healthy
Not only is peppermint one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes, other historical accounts date its use to ancient Chinese and Japanese folk medicine. It’s also mentioned in Greek mythology the nymph Mentha was transformed into an herb by Pluto who had fallen in love with her and wanted people to appreciate her for years to come.The health benefits of peppermint oil include its ability to treatindigestion, respiratory problems, headache, nausea, fever, stomach and bowel spasms, as well as for pain relief.