Not a Japanese mint...
Submitted by Blog - Henriette on 31 August, 2007 - 10:00
I have no idea what this is.
I think this is what was sold to me as Japanese peppermint seeds. The taste is that of peppermint ... I've tried to look up various Micromerias, Saturejas and the like, but so far, no go.
What is this?
Any hints gratefully accepted.
Not a Japanese mint at all
PDRhealth states: mentha
mentha arvensis var piperascens
liver and gallbladder
a source of menthol/in actual cogh drop products
That's very nice, but THIS
That's very nice, but THIS IS NOT Mentha arvensis var. piperascens. In fact, it's not a Mentha at all. I'm guessing Micromeria, or even Nepeta. Mentha? Pffft.
Calamintha nepeta (L.) Savi
Calamintha nepeta (L.) Savi . . . lesser calamint.
Aliases (courtesy of USDA):
Calamintha nepetoides Jord.
Clinopodium nepeta (L.) Kuntze
Satureja calamintha (L.) Scheele
Satureja nepeta (L.) Scheele
Many thanks! I didn't know
Many thanks! I didn't know this one had such a strong taste of menthol - I think I've seen it elsewhere before.