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Mint (Mentha piperita) (Tobia's Select Seed, USA)

Rs. 300.00
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Mentha piperita
Family
Lamiaceae

Origin
Europe, Asia & North America

Description
Peppermint, (Mentha piperita), strongly aromatic perennial herb of the mint family (Lamiaceae). The plant is a hybrid between watermint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (M. spicata)

Mentha piperita has a strong sweetish odour and a warm pungent taste with a cooling aftertaste. The leaves are typically used fresh as a culinary herb.

The plant has square stems, stalked, smooth, dark green leaves, and blunt oblong clusters of pinkish lavender flowers. As with other mints, the plant can spread aggressively by means of stolons (underground stems).

The main active ingredient in Peppermint is Menthol, which is an organic compound that produces a cooling sensation when applied to the mouth or skin. It also acts as a mild anesthetic (which means a compound creating a reversible loss of sensation).