Peppermint is a â€œcoolingâ€ plant.
This means youâ€™ll feel cooler when you drink a cup of peppermint tea or when you use it topically. The plant contains a substance called menthol that provides this cooling sensation.
Peppermint is in a family of plants with many others, including spearmint, apple mint, and pineapple mint, all of which have different flavors.
Adding any variety of peppermint or its relatives to herbal mixtures is a delight.
My first choice of medicinal mint is always the original peppermint plant, although the others work also.Â Its is an example of an herbal stimulant.