Peppermint ~ Mentha x piperita
Peppermint is a hybrid from spearmint and water-mint that has been around for 300 odd years. It is now one of the most popular tea herbs in the world, for its refreshing-ness and digestive properties. Grow your own! 🌿All my plants are grown organically.
Peppermint plants for sale in NZ
- Price; $6.00 (Out of Stock)
- Size; 9cm pot, grows to 600mm
- Growth Type; Spreading perennial
- Climate; Any
- Exposure; Full sun to partial shade
- Soil; Reasonably fertile, will not tolerate water logging.
- Tips; Unlike other mints, peppermint grows best in full sun. The plant dies down during the colder months but the roots are certainly not resting on their laurels! Grow in a pot to keep contained.
- Parts Used; Leaves
- Medicinal Actions and Uses; Carminative, anti-spasmodic, aromatic, diaphoretic, anti-emetic, nervine, analgesic, anti-catarrhal, anti-microbial, emmenagogue, rubefacient, stimulant.
“….a relaxing effect on the visceral muscles, anti-flatulent properties and stimulates bile and digestive juice secretion, and so can relieve intestinal colic, flatulent dyspepsia and other associated conditions. the volatile oil acts as a mild anesthetic to the stomach wall, which helps to relieve the vomiting of pregnancy and travel sickness. Peppermint plays a role in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. It is most valuable in the treatment of fevers and especially colds and flu. as an inhalant it can be used as a temporary treatment for nasal catarrh. Where migraine headaches are associated with the digestion, this herb may be used. as a nervine it ease anxiety and tension. In painful periods it relieves the pain and eases tension. Externally it relives itching and inflammations.”
David Hoffman ~ The Complete Illustrated Guide to The Holistic Herbal
Links for more information
- https://www.ohbaby.co.nz/pregnancy/health-and-wellbeing/10-safe-herbal-teas-for-pregnant-and-breastfeeding-mamas It doesn’t say, but in first trimester stick to just one cup of peppermint tea a day or none at all until second trimester.
- 12 Science Backed Benefits of Peppermint
Disclaimer; The content on this website is not intended as a medical reference but as a source of information. I, SandRa Timmins (she), am not a qualified herbalist and recommend you see your GP or holistic practitioner before dabbling in herbal remedies especially for; serious/chronic conditions, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are already taking pharmaceuticals. Treat herbal remedies with respect, they can be powerful.