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, Wild

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Mentha piperita L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Customs  added to tobacco with leaves of red cedar
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  tea made from leaves. Not necessarily a medicine; just a drink
No Reference Specified Use - Food  candy made from mint. The juice of the plant was cooked down and made into candy
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "patsakgi; white peppermint; grows wild around the Peoria reservation. It is the Mentha peperita of botany; but the Indians name means "stink weed"
Botanical Sources  
Mentha piperita L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Occurs in wet places
Related Sources  
Mentha piperita L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   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