- Latin Name- Pycnathemum Munticum Mature Height- 1-3 ft Width- 2 ft Sun or Shade- Full Sun
Being fully edible, the leaves can be ground to be used as a spice that will add a minty heat to anything from meats to drinks. This useful plant also can be used medicinally, the most common method being using dried leaves to make a hot tea that can be used to help ease the symptoms of mouth sores and toothaches as well as indigestion and sore throats. The crushed flowers can be placed directly on a sore tooth or a wound to help ease the pain.
On top of all this, the plant can also be used as a laundry additive in the dryer, which will keep clothes smelling fresh. It has the same effect on skin when added to a bath! As an added bonus, the smell is thought to keep insects away, making it a natural pest deterrent
The Mountain Mint plant can be used in lots of recipes when cooking. It is often used to flavor meets and sauces and can also be used in desserts. This plant can also be boiled into teas and used to help with menstrual issues. It can also be used on toothaches and also on wounds and helps with the pain that they cause.
Mountain Mint is a beautiful plant and also attracts butterflies into a garden. They grow to be up to three feet tall. They can also spread and cover an area that is close to three feet wide. These plants thrive when planted in moist and well-drained soils. They like full sunlight and also partially shaded areas. They are great because they can also withstand drought conditions. The blooms on this plant are a very light pink in color, and they bloom from July through September.