An aromatic plant, peppermint is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint.
Peppermint plants are native to Asia and Europe, but it’s also naturalized to North America and some varieties are indigenous to South Africa, South American and Australia. The plants grow 2 to 3 feet in height and bloom in July and August.
The plant's leaves and stems have menthol, the main ingredient that is used in medicines, foods and cosmetics. Menthol gives it cooling properties and that minty scent that makes it identifiably peppermint. It also contains other essential oils such as mention and limonene. 
Peppermint has many uses, including the following:
There’s more to peppermint than what meets the eye (or your sense of taste and smell for that matter). Peppermint comes in many forms, and with a whole heap of benefits.
Indigestion occurs when food doesn’t get digested properly and it sits longer than it’s supposed to in the digestive tract.
The University of Maryland Medical Center says ingestion of peppermint allows muscles to relax. It then promotes flatulence and the expulsion of gases that make you uncomfortable. 
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a digestive tract disorder associated with stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea and gas.
The University of Maryland Medical Center says peppermint helps with irritable bowel syndrome:
Several studies have shown that enteric-coated peppermint capsules can help treat symptoms of IBS, including pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea. (Enteric-coated capsules keep peppermint oil from being released in the stomach, which can cause heartburn and indigestion.)
Various studies also confirm how effective peppermint is in treating IBS:
Perhaps one of the common ways you’ve used peppermint is through your dental hygiene. Peppermint is commonly found in toothpaste and mouthwashes, which leave you that familiar minty freshness.
Peppermint can help mask the foulness in breath. Some studies though have demonstrated that it only does this, and does NOT necessarily kill bad bacteria that tend to accumulate in the mouth (hence that pesky bad breath). [10, 11]
But peppermint can kill the bacteria… if you drink it as tea or chew on it as fresh leaves! (Some studies concluded that peppermint oil has antibacterial effects.) 
Peppermint oil is also powerful in easing headaches and migraines when applied on the forehead.
According to a couple of trials, peppermint oil applied topically can relieve tension headache due to its relaxing effects, which smooth the muscles. The studies concluded that peppermint oil can be equally effective as some over-the-counter pain relievers. 
According to a 2015 article in the American Chemical Society: 
"Based on its wide antimicrobial properties, Olbas can be a useful agent for the treatment of uncomplicated infections of the skin and respiratory tract."
Peppermint should not be given to babies or young kids. Adults can drink copious amounts of tea, take one to two capsules two or three times a day, or three or four applications to the skin as ointment for itching, the University of Maryland Medical Center states.
Also, those suffering from the following should try to avoid peppermint: 
For more precautions, the University of Maryland Medical Center has several warnings that should be noted. 
Viter Energy Mints deliver peppermint as a flavorful mint that can be taken sublingually (under the tongue) to deliver the essence right into the bloodstream in a hurry.
Viter Energy Mints is aware of the herb's invigorating qualities and includes it in the mint's ingredients, along with other enlivening components, including caffeine and B vitamins. A Viter Energy Mint under the tongue can invigorate the mind and turn a person feeling dull in the morning or blase during the afternoon slump into a mental energy tycoon. Or they may feel at least a bit more invigorated.
Each Viter Energy Mint contains 40 mg of caffeine, so limit your intake to about 10 mints per day to avoid getting too much of a good thing.
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The afternoon slump would be OK if you could just lie down for a little nap. But most of us have to earn a living, and management would likely frown on anyone who went home from 2 to 4 p.m. for a siesta. Unless (a) you’re somewhere in Europe – where this is perfectly acceptable or (b) you have the total freedom to create your own schedule every day.
But what if an afternoon nap is out of the question? How can you cope with an urge to sleep after lunch?
This article suggests ways on how you can beat the afternoon slump.
It’s common knowledge that coffee brings a whole range of benefits, the most popular being that instant kick in the morning.
It’s not just coffee that can be habit-forming. The benefits of regular caffeine fix themselves can lead us to grab one cup of joe after another.
But what if one day you decide to take a break from your favorite cup?
What happens when you stop drinking coffee?
Here are some of the interesting things that could occur.
How many cups of coffee do you normally have in a day?
Two? Three? Four? More?
If you’ve read one of our articles “Here’s how much caffeine you can have in a day,” you will know that the sweet spot is 400 mg a day. That’s equivalent to 4 cups of brewed coffee.
This is the ultimate good news for coffee-lovers, right?
But what if you go beyond four cups of joe a day? What exactly will happen?