Peppermint is part of the Lamiaceae family. Botanically, it is named Mentha piperita. Peppermint is native to Europe but is now cultivated in many parts of the world. Over 20 varieties of mint herbs exist today, each one exhibiting its own fragrance, color, and flavor. As a plant, peppermint thrives in shady places.
Peppermint oil is considered as a valuable oil. It contains a high menthol content that produces a number of benefits to the health. Because of its medicinal properties, peppermint has been considered as a favorite by many since the ancient times. Today, peppermint oil is used for overall health, beauty, and skin.