Species Detail

Mentha piperita L.
Peppermint


Scientific Name:  
Mentha piperita L.
Common Name:  
Peppermint
Myaamia Name:  
peetihsahki also for sweet everlasting
Uses:  
Food, Medicinal, Customs
Harvest Seasons:  
Summer, Fall, Spring
Habitats:  
Wet Prairie grasslands with flooding, Human-Disturbed Areas
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Herb

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Mentha piperita L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Customs  added to tobacco with leaves of red cedar
Tippman, D. 1999, November 11 Use - Medicinal  tea made from leaves. Not necessarily a medicine; just a drink
Tippman, D. 1999, November 11 Use - Food  candy made from mint. The juice of the plant was cooked down and made into candy
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Unknown  Dried leaves and tops of Mentha spicata same as M. viridis; spearmint used as an aromatic; stimulant; carminative; and diuretc. M. piperita peppermint has the same uses as well as an antispasmodic
Botanical Sources  
Mentha piperita L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Small, J.K. 1903   Occurs in wet places
Related Sources  
Mentha piperita L.
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