Anticancer. Anti-inflammatory. Antimicrobial. Appetite suppressant. Breath freshener. Digestive support. A little chopped mint goes a long way toward enhancing well-being. Your friends will appreciate the breath-freshening aspects of mint, and you’ll be rewarded with both improved digestion and decreased appetite. The most potent member of the mint family may be peppermint, which is a culinary pharmacy in itself. It has antimicrobial qualities that destroy germs in the food it contacts, its abundant limonene and luteolin show promise for cancer prevention, and its rosmarinic acid inhibits the formation of coronary plaques. Peppermint has been shown to soothe the stomach by decreasing gas and relaxing stomach muscles, and it can also help combat H. pylori, a known cause of stomach ulcers and stomach cancer.