Usage of herbs in treating various ailments at home is an age old practice. Seldom do we look for these simple natural treatments instead we reach out for over-the-counter medications for a quick fix remedy. Peppermint is one such herb that has immense health benefits and can miraculously cure common remedies at home. The potent ingredient menthol present in peppermint is responsible for its amazing healing properties. Peppermint oil or fresh and dried leaves are widely used. The mild aroma of peppermint oil has a soothing effect which aids in quick healing. This herb is also used as a flavoring agent in ice creams and confectionaries.