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Mentha piperita, peppermint

Botanical names: Mentha piperita, Mentha × piperita, Mentha aquatica var. citrata, Mentha hortensis var. citrata, Mentha × officinalisLamiaceae
Common names
English: peppermint
Spanish: piperita, monte yuyo, toronjil de menta
French: menthe poivrée
German: Pfefferminze
Active constituents: essential oils consisting of menthol, menthone, menthyl acetate, menthofuran, 1,8-cineol


Mentha piperita, peppermint
Mentha piperita, peppermint
illustration from Koehler's medicinal plants
 
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