Mint – Banana
Mentha arvensis 'Banana'

Zone: 4-9
Height: 12-24"

General: Prostrate growing mint with light green leaves and little lilac flowers. Try using it in: banana mint muffins, tea, juleps, or ice cream.

Culinary Uses: Can be used as any other mint, in teas, beverages, jellies, syrups, ice creams, and confections, and chutneys.

Medicinal Uses: Mint contains vitamin C & A and a cup of mint tea has been known as an herbal remedy to many cultures for many generations. Mint was originally used as a medicinal herb to treat stomach ache and chest pains. During the middle ages powdered mint was used to whiten teeth! Mint oil also has environmentally friendly insecticide killing some common pests like wasps, hornets, ants, and cockroaches.

Ornamental Uses: This mint attracts butterflies in the garden and when the leaves are crushed it has a pleasing banana scent. When it is eaten the mint flavor is most potent but the banana flavor will peek through.

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