The Peppermint plant flourishes in North America and Europe and has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb. Dried Peppermint leaves have been found in Egyptian pyramids dating 1000 B.C. The plant has a long history as a folk medicine in the states, and is currently being used to treat a variety of ailments. The list of therapeutic uses of Peppermint oil seems to be constantly growing. These benefits include treatment for cramps, headaches, joint and muscle pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, nausea, colonic spasms, infantile colic, hay fever, memory deficiency, and can even treat symptoms for the common cold.