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Mentha aquatica


Mentha aquatica

(Water mint)


Botanical info: 

Water mint is an herbaceous rhizomatous perennial plant growing to 90 cm tall, with square stems, green or purple, and variably hairy to almost hairless. It grows naturally in the shallow margins and channels of streams, rivers, pools, ditches, canals, wet meadows, marshes, and fens. It is native to Europe and north Africa. Flowering from mid to late summer.  


Hippocratic legacy: 

    a. In Nature of Women: 

        a. Water mint boiled in wine is used as enema.  


Other uses: 

Ιt can be used to make herbal tea. The cultivated variety known as eau de Cologne mint or bergamot mint, is used to produce mentha citrata oil, also known as bergamot mint oil, used in perfumery.


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