The different species of mint are some of mankind's oldest medicinal plants, relied on by the Celts and the ancient Greeks for their medicinal effects. Their essential oils, such as menthol, have a refreshing, anti-inflammatory effect. Mint can be used for a number of symptoms and also enjoys great popularity in dental and oral care, particularly in toothpastes and mouthwashes.
Peppermint is one of the most well-known species of mint. Its leaves have a high menthol content and a strong, aromatic scent. This medicinal plant is especially popular as peppermint tea or peppermints. With respiratory diseases, peppermint is also suitable for inhalation.
Water mint is milder and better tolerated than peppermint. This aquatic plant tends to grow in damp areas, e.g. on river banks. It was used in ancient times for medicinal cures to cleanse the body and can be used as a tea, for external use or in oral and dental care.
At alkmene®, we too use water mint in our cavity protection toothpaste and mouthwash. Our modern formulas contain organic water mint extract and other high-quality ingredients.