Mint – Corsican
Mentha requienii

Zone: 6-9
Height: 1"

General: Tiny-leaved, ground hugging mint will spread out to form a dense ground cover. It produces tiny blue flowers. Minty leaves used to flavor teas and iced drinks. Corsican mint prefers a well-drained soil and bright sunlight.

Culinary Uses: This is the herb responsible for the classic minty flavoring in Crème de Menthe liqueur. It can also be used in salad preparation and cooked dishes. The minty flavoring is also ideal for teas, juices, chocolate drink and flavored shakes, and simply adding to cold water. The taste is of peppermint and is also strongly astringent.

Medicinal Uses: Corsican mint is used like many other mints, an antiseptic used for fevers, digestive disorders, and headaches. A tea can be made from the leaves which are best picked just prior to flowering to obtain the highest essential oil content.

Ornamental Uses: This is among the smallest plants in the mint family, an extremely low growing species. It bears tiny vividly green, oval shaped leaves. The scent is, of course, like mint and the flowers it bears are mauve hued. The herb is used primarily for its excellent ground cover and wonderful aroma.

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