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Spearmint

Mentha spicata

PLANT FAMILY

Lamiaceae.

AROMA

Strong, sweet aromatic mint aroma.

TASTE

A sweet mint.

CHARACTERISTICS

The most common cultivated pot- herb, with coarsely toothed leaves and flowers blossoming August to September.

Can grow up to 90cm in height, with green leaves and pinkish purple flowers.

Egyptians, Romans and Greeks took this for indigestion and stomach disorders and it has proved to be one of the most effective agents against the common cold, if taken early, usually as a tea.

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