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Plant Information

Common Name: MINT - APPLE
Scientific Name: Mentha rotundifolia
Alternative Names: Bowles Mint

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Mentha rotundifolia
Mentha rotundifolia


  • Perennial
  • Groundcover.
  • Partial shade/ full sun
  • Ideal container plant.
  • Rust resistant

Culinary Uses

  • Main culinary mint in Europe.
  • Apple scent.
  • Savoury and sweet dishes, salads, fruit drinks, mint sauce, peas, carrots.
  • Tea, ice-tea, fruit juice.

Parts Used

  • Leaves

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-spasmodic, anti-flatulent, stimulant
  • Indigestion, stomach upset, heartburn
  • Gargle and mouthwash - gum infections
  • Cleanse liver, promotes bile flow
  • Tea - eye wash - remove dust and grit
  • Chew a sprig - sweeten breath

Other Uses

  • Cosmetic: Steamer for oily and problem skin
  • Insect Repellent:
  • Aphids, ants, silver fish
The information contained within this website is for educational purposes only. This site merely recounts the traditional uses of specific plants as recorded through history. Always seek advice from a medical practitioner.

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