Laurel Mountain Farm - Home Goods Events Contact Farm Yard About Church House


Blue Balsam Mint holds the strongest concentrate of Menthol and the highest medicinal value of the mint varieties. Is a valuable asset. Opens sinuses! Really opens up the nasal passage and you feel refreshed. Relieves headaches. Also tied best with Candy mint for relieving indigestion.

The essential oils from this plant can be used in soaps and lotions. Is an excellent culinary variety.

* TIP When added to sugarless apple butter – you can’t tell it doesn’t have sugar! You don’t taste the peppermint but there is completed fullness.

(Mentha x piperata var. ‘Blue Balsam’)


USE and STORAGE:


The more you harvest, the more it will bush out and produce!


USES: Medicinal, Tea, Candy, Deserts, Sugarless Jelly, Meat Seasoning


Blue Balsam Mint may be used

1. Immediately after harvest,

2. Mint may be frozen for winter months (for use in cooked dishes)

3. Blue Balsam Mint keeps very well when dried for multi-purposes later


GARDENING CARE:


EASY:  YES!!! (very hardy perennial)


LIGHT:  Does best in partial sun


SOIL:  Moderate - Rich


WATER:  Moist (mulching help retain moisture)


GROUND PLANING:  Yes


POTTED:  Yes


HEIGHT:  24’’


COMPANION PLANTING: strawberries, broccoli, kale, cabbage,


NOTE: Do NOT plant mint near parsley or chamomile


Is reported to repel: certain aphids and ants, cabbage fly, cabbage looper, and flea beetles.



Return to Herb List


- Home - Events - Harvest Update - Farm Yard - Church House - Contact - About -

© 2015 - 2018 - Laurel Mountain, LLC