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peppermint


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Common Name:  
peppermint
Myaamia Name:  
peecihsakahki
Harvest Seasons:  
Summer, Fall, Spring
Habitats:  
Wet Prairie grasslands with flooding, Human-Disturbed Areas

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Coulter, S. 1932 Use - Medicinal 

Dried leaves and tops of spearmint used as an aromatic, stimulant, carminative [relieves flatulence], antispasmodic and diuretc. 

Possibly info derived from Gatschet – Michael Gonella
No Reference Specified Related Info 

"pätsakgi wild pepper mint, grows around Miami"

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Related Info 

"pä́tsakgi, white peppermint, grows wild around the Peoria reservation. It is the Mentha peperita of botany, but the Indians name means "stink weed"".

 

Tippman, D. 1999 Use - Food 

Tea made from leaves. Not necessarily a medicine, just a drink.

Tippman, D. 1999 Use - Food 

The juice of the mint plant was cooked down and made into candy.

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Customs 

Mint is added to tobacco with leaves of red cedar.

Botanical Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. and Cronquist, A. 1991 Habitat 

Peppermint (Mentha x pepperita) is considered a hybrid betwen M. aquatica and M. spicata. It is of European origin and occurs in wet places and low moist ground in eastern and western Myaamia lands.

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