> Peppermint Herb
Information on, uses of and how to grow peppermint:
First recorded by John Ray an English naturalist in 1696. Peppermint
contains menthol which has long been used to treat sprains etc and to flavour
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How to grow
This herb grows easily from seed.
Peppermint grows very quickly from runners and
spreads rapidly. It needs to be kept under control, some people grow it in an
old bottomless bucket sunk into the soil. It can also be pot grown provided it
is kept well watered.
It grows to a height of 60cm with red stems and pinky/lilac
flowers. its leaves are dark green.
Peppermint is used for flavouring sweets and in rubs for strains and
sprains. A refreshing tea can be made from the leaves and a finely chopped leaf
added to hot chocolate makes an interesting change.
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