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Peppermint (Mentha ×piperita, fr. menthe poivree, ger. Pfefferminze, it. Menta piperina, sp. la menta) –
Peppermint leaves increase the secretion of gastric juice, stimulate the production of bile, improve bowel function. They are used as a carminative, in disorders of digestion, in diseases of the liver and bile ducts. They also have antibacterial and slightly sedative properties. Peppermint oil has a similar but stronger effect, especially as a disinfectant and calming agent. Used externally in rhinitis, for inhalation with catarrh of throat and bronchi. It is also a component of preparations for internal use in inflammation of the bile ducts and in diseases of the liver or intestines.
In the peppermint leaf you can find: essential oil – 0.5-1.5% (about 2.5%), tannins – 6-12%, gentian, phenolic acids, flavonoids (apigenin, and luteolin, diosmetin), carotene, coffee (0.5-2%), chlorogenic (0.7%), ursolic (0.3%), oleanolic (0.12%), betaine, arginine, phytosterol, fats, glucose, rhamnose, mineral salts (boron, copper, sodium, iron, zinc, manganese, aluminum, molybdenum and magnesium).
Herbaceous plant with a shrub habit up to 90 cm in height, producing horizontal rhizomes just below the ground level (white) or surface (green) (depending on the humidity of the substrate).
Erected, branchy (branching in leaves), 4-angular, with a thin hair on the edges, green to brownish depending on the variety, with empty interstices or filled with a rare parenchyma.
The leaf is 3-9 cm long and 1-3 cm wide. Green or brown-green plaque is oval or lanceolate, with sharpened top, sharp serrated edge and asymmetrical base. The vernal growth is feathery, highlighted on the lower surface with side nerves starting from the main nerve at an angle of about 45 °. The lower surface is slightly pubescent, the secretory hair is visible under the magnifying glass (6x) as light yellowish spots. The green or brown violet petiole is furrowed, usually up to 1 mm in diameter and 0.5-1 cm in length.
In the fullest, gathered in the axils of the leaves, forming nibykłosłos of cylindrical shape. Small flowers, 5-6 mm long, bisector or just column, pink, reddish to lilac, calyx cup with 5 cloves, 10-12 nervous, slightly striated from protruding nerves and glandular dotted. Stamens four, purple, shorter than the crown.
Splice splitting into four splines.
It is recognized that this plant originates from England. Currently, it is grown in many regions of the world. It is also a wild plant.
Peppermint is Perennial, hemicryptophyte. Blooms from July to August. A pollinating plant. In fact, the hybrid is virtually sterile, usually one stalk has one fruit, and out of one hundred fruits only germination. Only vegetative propagation from plant division or rhizome division is used in the cultivation.
Peppermint likes fresh, rather heavy, relatively moist soil.