Harvard Health Letter

In Brief: Mint conditions

In Brief

Mint conditions

Candy and ice cream come to mind. Some of us, dating ourselves, may start singing a little bit of "Peppermint Twist," the 1962 hit song by Joey Dee and the Starliters: "Well, they've got a new dance and it goes like this..."

But peppermint is also an age-old herbal medicine that has been used to treat a wide range of abdominal woes, from flatulence to stomach cancer to gallbladder disease.

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