Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Flower for the Day Horse Mint 6-28-2016

Horse mint showed up in my front yard by surprise. It is mentha longifolia and does have a minty taste.As for its value let me quote: Nicholas Culpeper's Complete Herbal (1653) states that "It is good for wind and colic in the stomach...The juice, laid on warm, helps the King's evil or kernels in the throat...The decoction or distilled water helps a stinking breath, proceeding from corruption of the teeth, and snuffed up the nose, purges the head. It helps the scurf or dandruff of the head used with vinegar."

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