Peppermint

Nature's Soother

An aromatic plant with lovely lavender flowers and rich green leaves, Peppermint grows throughout North America, Asia and Europe. It also contains menthol, a unique ingredient that provides a cooling sensation to help soothe coughs and sore throats. Making Peppermint one very useful herb.

Mentha x piperita

Characteristics

Plant family Lamiaceae (labiate)
Flowering season July to September
Harvest Herb before buds start to develop: June to July
Signature properties The stolons and stems that provided the basis for the vivid green leaves are red.
Vegetation Moorland or clay-limestone soil, subterranean vegetative propagation; does not grow from a seed