Horse Mint

Mentha longifolia

preview hoep 00016 mentha longifolia rossminzeIf mints are mentioned, we automatically think of the peppermint. We often overlook two aspects: First, there are approximately 25 different species of mint, some of which are also remarkable aromatic plants. Second, the so-called Peppermint is the result of crossing and is now cultivated in many varieties, which in turn can have significant differences in flavor.

The Horse Mint is one of the most common wild mints. It prefers moist, nutrient-rich sites and rather likes to grow in swampy and overgrown ditches, lake shores and swampy meadows. It smells and tastes very intensive and can be used like peppermint as spice and tea plant.