Mall Agro’s Peppermint seeds are an excellent addition to any herb garden. This highly fragrant perennial plant can grow up to 70 cm in length and can be cultivated both in the garden and in a pot. Its stems are annual, four-sided, and strongly branched, while its oblong leaves are dark green to anti-cyan with short stalks. All aboveground parts of the plant contain essential oil, with the main constituent being menthol. The plant emits a strong, saturated, and pleasant Peppermint scent.
Peppermint is a versatile herb used for centuries in traditional medicine and culinary arts. Its essential oil is rich in menthol, which has a refreshing and cooling effect. It is commonly used for freshening breath, making tea, or for culinary purposes. Peppermint tea is a popular herbal remedy for digestive problems, such as bloating, nausea, and cramps. It also has antispasmodic properties that can help relieve tension headaches and muscle pain.
In cooking, Peppermint is a favorite ingredient in sweet and savory dishes. It adds a refreshing flavor to salads, soups, sauces, and desserts, especially in combination with chocolate. Its essential oil is also used in the production of candies, gums, and other confectionery products.
Growing Peppermint is relatively easy. It prefers well-drained soil and partial shade but can tolerate full sun. Peppermint is a fast-growing plant and can quickly spread if not contained. It is best to grow it in a pot or a raised bed to prevent it from taking over the garden. Peppermint should be watered regularly but not overwatered. It is a low-maintenance plant that does not require much fertilization.