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Peppermint - Mentha piperita L.

An herb brought into the country for medicinal use. Mentha piperita L. first appeared in 1849 in Claudio Gay's "Flora of Chile". Based on cultivation assays conducted at University of Concepción in 1975, Puelche S.A. starts extensive farming.

Genetic improvement and works in our own nurseries contribute in obtaining improved, virus-free types that guarantee crops with selected material to obtain high-quality fresh herbs, which – once dried and processed under controlled conditions – insure a natural and aromatic final product.

Properties: Stimulant and carminative stomach tonic, stimulates bile production and secretion, sedative.