Peppermint or Mentha piperita, is actually a hybrid of water mint and spearmint. Native to Europe, this herb has a higher menthol content than spearmint and delivers a cooling taste. With antispasmodic properties, it treats nausea and also reduces associated queasiness. Menthol is a natural decongestant, providing relief from sinus & colds. Ideally combined with lemon and honey for a soothing drink with a cool lingering aroma.