D’PEPI delivers a strong, sweet mint aroma and taste. Peppermint gum leaves have been used in Australia for centuries as a flavouring and also for their fragrant smell. The minty fresh leaves are said to improve concentration, enhance liver function, and calm the digestive system.
Native to south-eastern Australia, peppermint gum grows to about 30 metres and has peppermint flavoured leaves which are glossy grey to grey-brown. Indigenous peoples used peppermint gum as tonics for gastro-intestinal symptoms, the gum when mixed with water was taken internally to calm the stomach and used as a health tonic. It can be used as an anaesthetic and a cough suppressant, as a decongestant and expectorant and even to fight bad breath.