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Scientific Name: Mentha x piperita f. citrata
Alternative Names: Lavender Mint

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Mentha x piperita f. citrata
Mentha x piperita f. citrata


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

Culinary Uses

  • Fruit salads, deserts, mango ice cream, cream cheese
  • Tea, ice-tea, fruit juice, iced drinks

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

  • Exquisite in bath - add spriggs while running hot water in the bath tub
  • Cosmetic: Steamer for oily and problem skin
  • Insect Repellent:
  • Aphids, ants, silver fish
  • Potpourri
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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