Mentha piperita
Mint
Mint
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Part of the plant used

Leaves
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Major cosmetic applications

Extract = Antioxidant. Anti-aging. Anti-inflammatory. Anti-irritation. Vasoprotector, Venotonic and blood flow activator. Purifying. Antiseptic.

Oil = Antimicrobial. Purifying. Antiseptic. Anti-inflammatory. Anti-irritation. Antioxidant. Anti-aging.

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Inception
Growing area

Northern Africa and the Mediterranean
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Traditional uses

Astringent. Antiseptic. Antipruritic. Antiemetic. Carminative. Analgesic. Antimicrobial. Rubefacient. Stimulating. Emmenagogue.
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Curiosities

Natural hybrid between Mentha spicata and Mentha aquatica.