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Scientific Name: Mentha spicata species
Alternative Names: Kruisement (Afr)

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Mentha spicata species


  • Perennial
  • Mint Julep grows up to 30 to 45 in height and with a spread of up to 91cm.
  • It blooms in summer and attracts bees and butterflies.
  • Mint Julep grows quite vigorous and is best to plant it in a pot to restrict its growth.
  • It needs full sun and must be watered regularly with a good drainage system.

Culinary Uses

  • Mint ‘Julep’ is named after a famous beverage that is made with Kentucky bourbon.
  • The leaves have a sweeter flavor than other varieties and is one of the best for adding flavor to teas, fruit drinks, cocktails and desserts.

Parts Used

  • Leaves

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

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

Other Uses

  • Cosmetic: Steamer for oily and problem skin
  • Insect Repellent:
  • Aphids, ants, silver fish - sachets between linen / clothes
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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