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Peppermint Seeds

Peppermint, is also known as Mentha piperita. Its origin is a mystery, but has been around for a long time. Dried leaves were found in Egyptian pyramids dating from around 1000 BC

Peppermint is most commonly used to treat nausea and upset stomachs. Externally, Peppermint is used to ease bronchial and upper respiratory tract infections, sinusitis, itching skin, burns, ringworm, neuralgia, rheumatism and to ward off insects. Peppermint is also used to cool the body's temperature. Clinical trials in Denmark and Britain during the 1990's confirmed it's effectiveness in treating irritable bowel syndrome.

Peppermint has been valued as a symbol of wisdom and virtue. Peppermint also has been valued as a magical plant for passion and love, using the power of the goddess, Venus. Legends around this plant have evolved since the Greek myths linked Peppermint to Hecate, ruler of witches and magical creatures. Peppermint is a common ingredient in recipes for magical potions.

In English folklore, finding a flowering mint plant on Midsummer's Day brought eternal happiness.
In French folklore, carrying a bouquet of mint and St. Johns Wort protected you from wicked spirits.
In Italian folklore, using peppermint helped to protect children from sickness and silk worms from evil spells.

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Additional Details
  • Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee)
  • Genus: Mentha (MEN-thuh)
  • Species: piperita
  • AKA: Mentha Piperits
  • Category: Herbs, Perennials
  • Height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm), 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
  • Spacing: 6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
  • Germination Time: 12 to 15 days
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade
  • Bloom Time: Mid Summer
  • Bloom Color: Violet/Lavender
  • Foliage: Grown for foliage, Herbaceous, Aromatic
  • Soil Requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
  • Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball, From herbaceous stem cuttings, From seed.
  • Other Details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater. Suitable for growing in containers.


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