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Frontier Natural Products, Organic Fair Trade Cut & Sifted Peppermint Leaf, 16 oz (453 g) (Discontinued Item)

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Frontier Natural Products, Organic Fair Trade Cut & Sifted Peppermint Leaf, 16 oz (453 g) (Discontinued Item)

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  • Shipping Weight:
    1.63 lbs
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  • Product Code: FRO-02948
  • UPC Code: 089836029485
  • Dimensions:
    2.9 x 9.3 x 8.5 in, 1.05 lbs
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Product Overview

Description

  • Mentha X Piperita
  • Fair Trade Certified
  • USDA Organic
  • Herbal Supplement
  • Kosher
  • Certified Organic by QAI

Peppermint is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint. Indigenous to Europe, it is now widely cultivated throughout the world. Sometimes referred to as "the world's oldest medicine" it has been used for centuries to settle tummy upset and freshen breath.

The Plant: A triple hybrid between Mentha aquatica x Mentha spicata (Mentha suaveolens x Mentha longifolia). Native to Europe where it prefers the low, wet soil along brooks. It is naturalized in the United States. An herbaceous perennial plant featuring distinctly square, purplish stems and dark green, lance shaped leaves spreading rapidly by runners. Its purplish flowers occur in thick, terminal spikes from July through August. There are several varieties of M. piperita with 'Black Mitchum' being the most extensively cultivated for its superior essential oil content. Commercial peppermint is produced in Bulgaria, Greece, Spain, Northern Europe and the US, with the US being the leading producer of peppermint oil. Particularly Washington and Oregon. The herb is cut just before flowering according to local conditions with the second harvest occurring 60-70 days after the first. Essential oil content varies from 0.6-4% and is highly dependent on the age of the plant and its origin.

Constituents of Significance: menthol, menthone, isomenthone, menthyl acetate, pinene, Â-pinene, camphor, limonene, linalool and piperitone

Quality: Look for adulteration with spearmint and other species of Mentha. Product should come exclusively from vegetatively propagated, cultivated sources, as the peppermint growing wild is highly variable and generally contains 30-50% spearmint.

Regulatory Status: GRAS. Peppermint leaf and/or its oil are official in the national pharmacopoeias of Australia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Russia and Switzerland, the European Pharmacopoeia and in the U.S. National Formulary.

Did you know: The genus name Mentha is derived from the Greek Mintha. According to Greek mythology, when Persephone found out that Pluto was in love with the beautiful nymph Mintha, she was overcome with jealousy. She changed Mintha into a lowly plant. Pluto, unable to undo Persephone's spell, used his power to soften the spell, so that the more Mintha was tread upon, the sweeter her smell would be.

Suggested Use

Soothing aromatic for head and digestion

To prepare as a tea, pour 8 oz boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of herb. Cover and steep for 5-10 minutes, strain and serve immediately.

Warnings

Non-irradiated

Class 1: Herbs that can be safely consumed when used appropriately.*

*Michael McGuffin, ed., American Herbal Products Association's Botanical Safety Handbook, (New York: CRC Press, 1997)

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 tsp (631 mg)
Servings: About 718
  Amount Per Serving %Daily Value*
Organic Peppermint, cut (leaf) 631 mg *

* Daily Value not established.

iHerb Customer Reviews
 

Great Quality, Great Price and less Packaging

Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 20, 2017 | Verified Purchase

I've enjoyed this tea nearly every day for several years. Great way wake up in the morning.

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nice

Posted by lisofby on Dec 28, 2012 | Verified Purchase

fresh smell:)

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Sweet taste!

Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 05, 2012 | Verified Purchase

The flavor of this is sooo good.

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Very good!

Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 06, 2012 | Verified Purchase

I have been loving herbal tea and when I knew there was one for peppermint, my finger just clicked the bottom: BUY. And it came with such a huge packaging, so I got some in two jars and I put the rest of it in the freezer. You know we can freeze tea;) It was very nice scent and taste! I gave some to my mates and they also loved it yay! I ma give it a another shot getting different flavor for the next time;)

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Economical

Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 06, 2012 | Verified Purchase

Not the most potent or minty of mint teas, and it is not just leaves, but at this price I can afford to use a fair amount to make a strong brew--and still save many times over than buying mint tea bags. This is my second bag. The first lasted for more than a year. I have also bought several bags of their rooibos tea.

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