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10 amazing healing plants you can find in your garden

peppermint plant

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Peppermint is known to soothe headaches, skin irritations, nausea, pain, diarrhea and flatulence. Because it calms the stomach, it can aid indigestion. Is there anything this minty plant can’t do? Some studies have shown it also has antibacterial and antiviral properties. Preparations made from its leaves can also relieve chest congestion.