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Price: $ 6.50

Mentha pulegium

Perennial ground cover mint used as flavouring or tea. Highly medicinal plant with many uses. Leaves can be used in tea as a digestive tonic and to help relieve headaches, menstrual complaints, minor respiratory infections and intestinal worms. Externally, an infusion is said to treat skin disorders and an infusion can be sprayed on the skin to deter mosquitos and midges. Caution: do not use if pregnant.  The plant can also be used to repel fleas, ants, mosquitoes, rats and mice, but the flowers will attract bees and butterflies. Sun or part shade, but needs moisture. Low growing - 15-30cm high when in flower. 9cm pot.

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