River Mint brings familiarity to the world of bush food. Native to South-Eastern Australia, you can find this delicious plant hiding in moist forests and around rivers, giving the name River Mint. It's a pleasant mint, that won't take over your backyard, and extends up to 80cm high and 1m across. Other names include Native Peppermint and Australian Mint.
As with all mint species, River Mint has been identified as a powerful herbal medicine thought to help improve general wellbeing. Some of the facinating properties include:
- Carminative propeties which help to ease the stomach, and to relieve esophageal pressure and heartburn.
- Natural anti-septic
- Fever reduction and may help to relieve congrestion of the common cold.
Found exclusively across South-Eastern Australia, River Mint is a native species that has started to gain traction as a delicious additive in many dishes. Our River Mint is organically grown in Gippsland, Victoria by experience permaculturalists.
River Mint has a similar flavour to spearmint and peppermint. It is commonly used in Middle-Eastern styled dishes, and as well as in desserts. Great uses include:
- Persian styled stew (Khoresh)
- Mint Icecreams
- Basil/River Mint Pesto
Most commonly however, River Mint is used as a herbal tea to provide benefits and flavour on a cold, winters day.
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