It was written on the packet of medicinal herbal seeds I acquired. Here is
all the info the packet held.
Mentha x piperita
MEDICINAL USES: Peppermint leaves make a flavorful tea hat is considered one
of the best herbal remedies for indigestion. The tea is used for flatulence,
intestinal colic, heartburn and nausea. Peppermint tea is also valued as a
decongestant for sinus, nasal and chest congestion. Peppermint leaves are
added to bathwater for another form of congestion relief as well as to aid
PARTS USED: Leaves
IN THE GARDEN: This spreading perennial has aromatic foliage with red-tinged
stems and dark green leaves. Spikes of violet flowers bloom in summer.
Attractive in borders and containers. Hardy from zones 4 to 10.
CULINARY USE: Add to beverages, salads, jellies, desserts and candies.
OTHER USES: Use in sachets, potpourris, dried wreaths. A mint sachet is used
to repel flies and moths.
TEA: Steep 1 to 2 teaspoons dried leaves or 2 teaspoons fresh crushed leaves
in 1 cup boiling water for 10 minutes. Strain to remove herbs and drink 1
cup liquid up to 3 times daily.
BATH: Add 1 to 2 handfuls fresh or dried leaves to bathwater.
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>From: Lila Richards <lilar@...>
> > I recall a discussion recently on peppermint or some herb being used
> > to repel flies. Can anyone tell me which one it is? I wanted to make a
> > spray up for Great western war to put around the camp or maybe some
> > potted herbs for the tables. Thanks
> > Tegan
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