It has a pleasant taste and is a popular flavouring for food and drink. It is also used as fragrance. Peppermint has a wide variety of health and medical uses. It is used to help treat the common cold to calm inflammations and to soothe digestive problems.
Food and beverages are flavored with the peppermint extract oil in order to create a distinctive favoring. Desserts and candies frequently use a peppermint flavoring.
Peppermint has several dietary uses in medicine such as coughs and colds, mouth and sinuses, pain relief, also headaches.
This plant can adapt to almost any soil but prefers well-drained, poor or average soil. Read more at http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/sceneff01.html