Sunday, 19 August 2012

Water Mint

Through July to October, Water Mint (mentha aquatica) is commonly found in the forests wet places and along stream banks, highly aromatic with tightly clustered, lilac pink flower heads it is easy to identify. Water Mint has several Culinary and Medicinal uses. The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked and have been used to flavour hot and cold foods. Infusions of Water Mint leave have traditionally been used to treat fevers, headaches, digestive disorders and as a mouth-wash / gargle for sore throats, mouth ulcers and bad breath.

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