Ricola Apple Mint

Apple Mint

Etymology

The name of this herb comes from its fruity taste. Apple mint is also known as woolly mint. The Latin name, mentha x villosa, refers to the fact that apple mint is a hybrid derived from green mint and round-leafed mint.

Mentha x villosa
Mentha x villosa

Characteristics

Plant family Lamiaceae (labiate)
Flowering season July to September
Harvest May to November
Vegetation Grassland and pasture land, landfill sites

Recipe

A refreshing apple mint drink

Grate a couple of apple mint stems, immerse in 1 L of water and 1 L of apple juice and leave overnight. The next day, replace the herbs with new ones, cool and serve with slices of lemon.

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