Peppermint is known for its paradoxical energetics: it is cooling to the taste, but stimulating in action. It is widely used for its soothing effect on the digestive system. It can help relieve gas, bloating, stomachaches, indigestion, and diarrhea. Peppermint essential oil or a compress of peppermint leaves can be applied topically to soothe muscle spasms and cramps. Peppermint is also a traditional remedy for cold, flu, and fever; for this purpose, it is commonly brewed as a hot tea with yarrow and elderflower.
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