Peppermint has been used widely throughout history. Ancient cultures in Greece, Egypt, and Rome used the herb for its healing properties to help with digestive issues and headaches. In the 18th century, it was widely cultivated in Europe before being brought over to North America. Today, peppermint is still used as an herbal remedy to treat various ailments, ranging from indigestion to inflammation. It is also enjoyed by many as a refreshing flavor in candy, mouthwash and toothpaste.
National Peppermint Day is a great time to enjoy this favorite treat and celebrate the unique taste of peppermint.