If in antiquity the Romans used peppermint to make a fortifying wine mainly for athletes, their wives chewed its leaves in a spoonful of honey to mask their alcoholic breath. Alcohol was then reserved for Gods and men and therefore forbidden to women.
The Greeks used it rather as a perfume base.

Nowadays the infusion of peppermint is an excellent digestive but also a good general and even sexual stimulant hence its nickname of herb to Venus.
It strengthens the tone as well as the immune defenses.
An excellent stimulant but which does not annoy like coffee and can therefore be consumed in infusion without moderation.

At the rate of 1 tablespoon per cup, two to three cups per day.

Dr. Jacques Labescat