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.”.
*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|
|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
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- 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
- 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
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Can this grown in hot places.
Sunday, 03 September 2017
Tried my self 90% germination rate.Go for it
Friday, 01 September 2017
?Is it real plant or artificial ???
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