Mint Thai

An attractive perennial herb with mid-green leaves that have soft spearmint like aroma.

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Description

(Mentha sp.)

An attractive perennial herb with mid-green leaves that have soft spearmint like aroma.

Growing Tips

Mints require open soil with summer moisture. Given these conditions they can run away so should be planted where this is desired or in large pots. Will grow in low light positions.

Use

The leaf, fresh or dried, is the culinary source of mint. Fresh mint is usually preferred over dried mint when storage of the mint is not a problem. The leaves have a pleasant warm, fresh, aromatic, sweet flavor with a cool aftertaste. Mint leaves are used in teas, beverages, jellies, syrups, candies, and ice creams. Mint was originally used as a medicinal herb to treat stomach ache and chest pains, and it is commonly used in the form of tea as a home remedy to help alleviate stomach pain. During the Middle Ages, powdered mint leaves were used to whiten teeth.

Herb Attributes

Harvest Harvest regularly
Position Part to Full sun
Height 45cm
Width 1m