Latin name: Mentha piperata
Sanskrit/Indian name: Paparaminta
Peppermint use as a seasoning and flavoring, peppermint is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other GI conditions.
Peppermint oil applied to the face of infants can cause life-threatening breathing problems.
Peppermint and its main active agent, menthol, are effective decongestants.