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Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. The leaf and oil are used as medicine.  Peppermint oil is used for a long-term disorder of the large intestines that causes stomach pain (irritable bowel syndrome or IBS). It is also used for indigestion , spasms in the bowel, hard, painful breasts in breast-feeding women, bed sores, and tension headache.  

In foods and beverages, peppermint is a common flavoring agent.

Mint Peppermint