The leaves of this plant can be used to make a lovely mint tea or mint jelly, as a garnish on your plate or in salads and added to beverages like lemonade (our favorite) and black tea. It can also be used to flavor syrups and ice cream. This herb has a very pleasant warm, sweet taste with a cool aftertaste and is very aromatic.
Medicinally, Mint's traditional uses include treating stomach ache and chest pains. Powdered mint leaves were used to whiten teeth during the middle ages. Mint tea is a strong diuretic and aids in digestion. It is also used to treat insect bites (often along with camphor). Mint has been used in cigarettes as an additive because it blocks out the bitter taste of tobacco and soothes the throat. The scent and the strong flavor of Mint can be used as a mild decongestant when you have something like a common cold.
Hand picked and air-dried, our extremely fragrant Apple Mint is packaged as 1/4 oz (7 grams) portions in resealable plastic bags. Apple Mint is ight and fluffy when dried. For reference, 1/4 oz pretty much fills a snack size ziploc bag. You will only need about a teaspoon of dried herb in your tea ball per cup of tea. Shipping is via USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. Buy additional quantities of this or our other dried herbs and pay one low combined shipping fee.
WE ARE GREEN! Our herbs are naturally grown from division or cuttings from our gardens. No chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers are ever used.
We sell live herbs as plants or rootstock with developed, healthy root systems. Plants have tops cut back to 2"-3" of topgrowth prior to shipping to avoid damage in transit.
ALL ITEMS ARE SHIPPED USING USPS - Priority Mail for regular delivery or Express Mail for overnight items.
The statements regarding the use and/or historical use of our naturally grown herbs have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Check with your physician, naturopath, homeopath or herbalist for answers to questions about your health & the use of herbs.