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Peppermint

Peppermint

PEPPERMINT

Common Name: Peppermint

Other Common Names: Mentha Balsamea Wild, Brady Mint, Balm Mint, Curled Mint, Lamb Mint 1 2

Latin Name: Mentha piperita

Native to: Europe and the Middle East. 1

Plant Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)

Primary Use in Herbal Blends: Used as a modifier for flavor. 3

Benefits: Adds flavor and supports normal blood circulation, helps to relax the nerves, and aids clearing the lungs and respiratory passages. 4 5

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Type: A single stalked herbaceous rhizomatous perennial plant that is a hybrid of spearmint and water mint. 1

Height: Grows to between 12 to 35 inches tall. 1

Leaves: Dark green with reddish veins, toothed edges, slightly fuzzy, and grow to between 1.6 to 3.5 inches long. 1

Flowers: Purple clusters that form around the ends of stems. 1

Fruit: Small brown seeds.

REFERENCES

1 Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peppermint 2 Starwest Botanicals, https://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/peppermint-leaf/ 3 The Herbal Academy, https://theherbalacademy.com/herbal-smoking-blends 4 Organic Facts, https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/other/health-benefits-of-smoking.html 5 Harmony Herbals, http://harmonyherbals.net/blog/the-straight-goods-best-natural-smoking-herbs/

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