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Height: 45cm x 45cm

Flowering Period: June - August

Aspect: Full sun or part shade

Soil Type: Well drained but reasonable soil.

Common Name: Basil Mint

Hardiness: Hardy

Annual, Biennial or Perennial: Perennial

 

Culinary Uses

Excellent for making pesto!

Useful in salads

Can be dried.

Tea.

Can be used in oil and vinegar.

 

Medicinal Uses

Has anti-inflammatory properties.

Also has antiseptic or for anti-bacterial purposes

Good for digestion or to help stomach upsets (as a tea).

Can be used as a mouth wash to help gum infections.

Cold tea can be used as an eye wash.

Chewing the leaves can help flatulence, heart burn and help combat bad breath.

 

Additional Uses

Can deter mice

 

Low-growing, spreading perennial mint with bright-green leaves. They produce a lovely fresh minty-basil scent when crushed.  Clusters of mall lilac flowers which are very attractive to pollinators. As with most mints it is best restricted in a bottomless pot in the garden.

 

 

Disclaimer

As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them.  No liability is accepted for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise.  If in doubt always consult a medical practitioner before using them.

 

Mentha x piperita f.citrata 'Basil'

£2.50Price
  • Available for pre order.  You can order now for delivery in early Spring 2020.

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