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. 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 seed packet.
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