Scientific Name: Mentha
Mint has a bright, sharp flavor. It is one of the easiest and quickest herb plants you can grow.
-Max. Height: 80 cm
-Max. Width: 60 cm
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Sunlight: Full sun
Growth Rate: Very Fast
Flowering Period: June, August, and October
Flower Color: Pink, Lavender
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Fruit Scent: Fragrant
Country of Origin: Asia and the Mediterranean region
Gardening Tips: Frequent harvesting is the key to keep mint plants at their best.
Mint plants contain an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent called rosmarinic acid which is very effective in relieving seasonal allergy symptoms, revealing a promising natural treatment. Mint is also very important at breast feeding process peppermint water prevents nipple cracks and nipple pain in first-time mothers who are breastfeeding. Mint helps to break up phlegm and mucus, making it easier to expel. Mint also has a cooling effect and can help relieve a sore throat, especially when combined with tea. Mint is a calming and soothing herb that has been used for thousands of years to aid with upset stomach or indigestion. Mint is thought to increase bile secretion and encourage bile flow, which helps to speed and ease digestion (and which may also support healthy cholesterol levels). Peppermint is also thought to relieve pain and discomfort from gas and bloating. Mint is a very good treatment for those suffering from abdominal pain or discomfort associated with Irritable bowel syndrome. Mint protect the lining of the stomach from the negative effects of indomethacin and ethanol, giving it a potential role in preventing gastric ulcers associated with regular use of painkillers. Mint has been found to be effective for pain relief. When applied topically mint has the effect of calming and cooling skin affected by insect bites, rash or other reactions. Mint is a natural anti-microbial agent and breath freshener.