Mentha Piperita, Peppermint - Plant

Peppermint is referred to as “the world’s oldest medicine.” Peppermint leaf offers many amazing health benefits.
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About Mentha Piperita

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a hardy perennial herb that is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint. It’s native to Europe, but can be found all across the world.

With a long history of therapeutic use for a variety of ailments that extends back to ancient Egypt, peppermint is referred to as “the world’s oldest medicine.”.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Mentha piperata, Mentha piperita, Mentha balsamea Willd.
Maximum Reachable Height 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Flower Colour dark green
Bloom Time July to August
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

This plant needs lots of water and it is often found naturalized by streams and ponds where the soil is rich and the drainage is good.

Mentha Piperita care

Mint is so universally loved, that one can find this plant growing wild in almost every country of the planet where civilisation has thrived. Mint has been used in food dishes, baths, herbal balms and nervine tonics for hundreds of years.

Sunlight Full sun to part shade
Watering Medium to wet
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 43°C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Mentha Piperita special feature

Menthol activates cold-sensitive TRPM8 receptors in the skin and mucosal tissues, and is the primary source of the cooling sensation that follows the topical application of peppermint oil.

Mentha Piperita uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • Peppermint oil may also act as a carminative, cholagogue, antibacterial, and secretolytic, and it has a cooling action
  • Externally, peppermint oil has been used for muscle pain, nerve pain and relief from itching

Culinary Use:

  • Fresh or dried peppermint leaves are often used alone or with other herbs in herbal teas
  • Peppermint is used for flavouring ice cream, confectionery, chewing gum, and toothpaste

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Mentha Piperita?

Mentha Piperita is commonly known as Mentha piperata, Mentha piperita, Mentha balsamea Willd.

How tall do Mentha Piperita grow?

On average Mentha Piperita grows 1.00 to 2.00 feet

What color are Mentha Piperita?

A Mentha Piperita plant bears flowers of color dark green

When Mentha Piperita blooms?

With enough light, Mentha Piperita may produce dark green flowers in July to August

How hard is Mentha Piperita to grow?

A Mentha Piperita is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Mentha Piperita need?

A Mentha Piperita prefers Full sun to part shade

How much water does a Mentha Piperita need?

A Mentha Piperita prefers watering Medium to wet

What kind of soil does a Mentha Piperita need?

A Mentha Piperita prefers well-drained soil

What temperature does a Mentha Piperita like?

A Mentha Piperita prefers 43°C

How often should I fertilize my Mentha Piperita?

To encourage Mentha Piperita growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



Reviews

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Can this grown in hot places.

Arshad Khan

Sunday, 03 September 2017

Tried my self 90% germination rate.Go for it

Moumita Dey

Friday, 01 September 2017

?Is it real plant or artificial ???

Shyamali Basu
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