Peppermint

100 grams leaves
11587WH
€8.95
Product information

Introduction

Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. The plant, indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, is now widespread in cultivation in many regions of the world. It is found wild occasionally with its parent species.

The leaves and flowering tops are used; they are collected as soon as the flowers begin to open and can be dried. The wild form of the plant is less suitable for this purpose, with cultivated plants having been selected for more and better oil content. They may be allowed to lie and wilt a little before distillation, or they may be taken directly to the still.

How to use peppermint

For digestion it's best to make a tea out of the leaves and drink a small amount with or prior to meals. To enjoy the pleasing and refreshing fragrance, put a few leaves in a vaporizer, or spread the aroma throughout your room by heating them in a Potpourri lamp.

More mint

In addition to peppermint, we also have catmint and Turkish mint.
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