Peppermint

History::

 

Peppermint is a naturally occurring hybrid of spearmint.
Peppermint is a natural hybrid of Mentha aquatica (water mint) and Mentha spicata (spearmint).  It is a sterile hybrid (it does not produce seeds) and has survived mainly because it is widely cultivated, and very prolific.
It is extensively used in perfumery, since ancient years.

 

Medicinal Properties::

 

Peppermint used as an infusion – we are using the flower heads and the fresh leaves – is beneficial on stomach ailments, while helping liver and gallbladder function. It acts as a relaxant and diuretic, helping people with kidney problems, gallstones and liver issues.
Leaves prepared in the form of poultice, take away the heat from skin burns, aiming healing. Putting peppermint leaves over the temples, helps with colds and headaches.
According to research, in quantities used as from old healers, peppermint can be as effective as aspirin in pain relief.
It is used extensively in pharmaceuticals and perfumery.


 

In Cooking::

 

Peppermint is used mainly in confectionaries, and spirit production, but also in pies, pasta, sauces, soups, salads, and to flavor tea.
It is one of the main ingredients of Mojito cocktail, although in some cases people use spearmint (because is easier to find it).
Add the leaves (the stems are not used that much) during the last stages of food preparation, since prolonged cooking can destroy its flavor.
Place a pot of peppermint on the kitchen windowsill, provided it receives plenty of light. It should always receive plenty of water. It is quite frost resistant, so it can be planted outside.
TIP: Use fresh peppermint leaves to give your home a nice pleasant odor instead of using chemical aromas.

Available Packages
You can find our products here:
Find us on facebook   Follow us on twitter