At the beginning of the twentieth century peppermint was cultivated on a large scale in Eichenau (just outside Munich). At its peak, the plantation covered 400,000 square meters. The mint thrives especially well on the boggy soil that predominates there, which can be seen from the very high content of essential oil in the plants. The plant was sold from this area to all of Europe as a medicinal plant. It is used to treat gastrointestinal complaints and has antiflatulent and antispasmodic properties. In aromatherapy, the essential oil is valued for its stress-relieving and clarifying properties.
Skin: Peppermint refreshes and invigorates the skin.