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Scientific Name: Mentha spicata var. piperita

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Mentha spicata var. piperita


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

Culinary Uses

  • Taste like peppermint crisp
  • Use in chocolate cake, chocolate icing
  • Deserts, chocolate mousse, chocolate drinks, ice cream
  • 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
  • Cleanse liver, promotes bile flow
  • Gargle and mouthwash - gum infections
  • 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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