Mint is one of the freshest herbs known to the world. With its amazing and refreshing aroma, it is the most used aromatic herb in the history of perfumery. Its fragrance is hidden in the greenish leaves, from which beneficial essential oils rich in menthol are extracted. The history of fresh fragrance has been hidden since Antiquity, with its roots hiding in Greek mythology. In addition to numerous aromatherapeutic properties, mint is also characterized by medicinal and culinary properties. The best news is that it can be grown at home, and we offer high-quality seeds for you to do just that. In this category of our online catalog for herb seeds, we have selected for our customers a wide assortment of varietal seeds of fresh mint, at affordable prices, with guaranteed quality. Order now and refresh your home with the amazing scents of Peppermint.
Mint belongs to the class of Dicotyledonous species and is part of the family of Lilacs. There are many species spread around the world, but two main ones are known in our country - common mint and garden mint. The main differences between the two species are the shape of the petals and their taste. Common mint is characterized by more oblong leaves, while garden mint is characterized by oval leaves. Another fundamental difference is the taste, with ordinary mint the fiery aftertaste is more intense, while with garden mint it is more delicate.
Mint is propagated from seeds, and the appropriate period for their sowing is the end of March, indoors, and when the weather warms up - outdoors. Suitable places for cultivation are in the garden, in a container for herbs, as well as on the terrace, in a pot for herbs. Mint needs well-drained soil and a sunny or semi-shaded location. Regular watering is recommended, but care must be taken not to overwater the soil because the roots can rot.
The seeds germinate in a period of two to three weeks. The plant reaches a height of up to 30 cm, and its leaves are greenish in color with jagged edges. Forms spike-shaped inflorescences in which small flowers are arranged. It blooms in the summer months of July-August in red-violet colors.
The properties of peppermint are numerous. In addition to its fragrant and fresh aroma, it is rich in many useful substances, such as vitamin A and vitamin C, manganese, iron, and others. An interesting fact is that the vitamin A contained in mint is concentrated in carotenoids, including beta-carotene. This makes mint a powerful antioxidant.
Peppermint is also used for its calming and energizing properties. In folk medicine, it is a well-known herb for insomnia, neurosis, headache, and epilepsy. The fresh herb has also found its use against inflammatory infections, such as blocked sinuses, colds, and breathing problems.
Mint can be used both fresh and dried. As with most aromatic herbs, fresh mint has a stronger and more fragrant aroma than dried.
In cooking, mint is used as a culinary accessory to season meat dishes, seafood, fish, potatoes, and eggs. It is often used to flavor desserts and fruits. The fresh aroma also makes a great tea, which has a healing and soothing effect.
Very exciting is the history of mint and the legend associated with its fresh and fragrant aroma. According to Greek mythology, Mentha was a nymph who had attracted the attention of Pluto. This angered his wife Persephone and she turned her into a plant. Since Pluto could not save her, he decided to at least endow her with a fresh and divine fragrance that would enchant the gardens.