Mint – Peppermint
Mentha x piperita

Zone: 4-9
Height: 12 - 24"

General: Large dense mound of light green leaves having a distinct peppermint fragrance and flavor. Used in candies, jellies, teas and other drinks. Peppermint will grow in almost any soil type.

Culinary Uses: Probably one of the most well known of the mints - peppermint is used in many desserts, savory dishes oftentimes with lamb and peas and middle eastern preparations, as well as in beverages. Even things like toothpaste and mouth wash have the iconic peppermint flavoring and fragrance.

Medicinal Uses: Peppermint is known as the "world's oldest medicine" and has been considered one of the best digestive aids on the planet. It is high in menthol and has the capacity to reduce irritable bowel syndrome, the symptoms of colic and is a natural insecticide. The plant also has a cooling nature which serves in treating inflammation headaches, fevers, and indigestion.

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