KOREAN MINT – 50 Seeds
Hardy perennial aromatic herb from the meadows and streambeds of East Asia. Tall, upright stems with bluish-purple flower spikes make this an excellent cut flower. The toothed leaves taste like spearmint and licorice and help with digestion when taken as a tea. When mixed with patchouli, it makes a perfume as well as a Chinese medicine known as Huo-xiang. Known as baechohyang or banga in South Korea, this plant is added fresh to stews or in pancakes.
This is a vital herb in Chinese medicine, used both for its taste in culinary dishes and also for medicinal purposes. A number of chemicals derived from the plant are known to have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and is often used to relieve digestive problems. Great in soups, stews and as a tea. A perennial growing to approx 1m, very hardy, attracts bees. Sow in Spring indoors by surface sowing the tiny seeds on a moistened seed raising tray. Keep moist at all times and under 13-15 degrees C. Germinates within 3 months. Prefers a sunny position Harvest leaves throughout the year as required.
Propagation notes will be supplied with a seed packet.
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