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Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Mentha
Species: M. piperita, M. spicata, M. aquatica

Mint is from a genus of plants known as mentha. Peppermint (M. piperita) is a hybrid of water mint and spearmint, and was first described by English naturalist John Ray in the 17th century – but the provenance of this species could stretch back as far as ancient Egypt. Different mints were important in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.

Peppermint is one of several mint species grown commercially for their oil – a few other examples include Japanese mint, Spearmint and Bergamot mint. Today, Peppermint oil is obtained by distillation or solvent extraction. It is used as a food flavouring and in cosmetics and fragrances, as well as in oral hygiene products like toothpaste.

Mints have been used for hundreds of years in ancient medicine and aromatherapy. Mint oils have been found to have several medicinal properties, including being antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory and aiding with digestion and mood improvement.

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Ingredients & Botanicals
/bəˈtanɪkl/ Noun
plural noun: botanicals

A substance obtained from a plant and typically used in medicine or cosmetic products

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