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Common Name: CALAMINT
Scientific Name: Calamintha nepeta
Alternative Names: Nepitella

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Calamintha nepeta
Calamintha nepeta


  • Perennial
  • Hardy perennial.
  • Dry, neutral to alkaline soil in sun.

Culinary Uses

  • Leaves - mint-marjoram flavour.
  • Roast meats and vegetables like courgettes and mushrooms.

Parts Used

  • The whole plant.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Indigestion, nervous tension, depression, insomnia, feverish colds and painful menstruation.
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