Product name:Peppermint extract
Description:Peppermint is a sterile hybrid plant that has been used for adding flavor and aroma to a number of foods and other items. In addition, it is also used for medicinal purposes, a tradition that dates back thousands of years. Here is some background on this plant, along with some of the more common uses of this versatile hybrid mint.
While peppermint has been found growing wild in some parts of Europe, England was the site of the first efforts to cross spearmint with watermint. Once the process proved successful, it was possible to propagate peppermint by rooting segments of a live plant. The result is that this plant is now found in many parts of the world, with the leaves being among the most desirable of herbal mints.
Peppermint is a favorite ingredient in oral rinsing products such as mouthwash. Shampoos, soaps, and body washes often make good use of peppermint, since the mint leaves a pleasant scent and a cool sensation to the skin. Many varieties of toothpaste also rely on it to help leave a pleasant taste in the mouth.
Peppermint extract is made from pure peppermint oil whereas mint extract can be derived from any number of, or combination of, culinary mint plants.