River Mint is a sweet spearmint flavour used to enhance sweet and savory recipes. Traditionally the leaves were steeped in tea to aid stomach digestion, applied directly to the skin as an insect repellant, or by using leaves with steam inhalation for treating headaches, colds, and coughs.
The delicate spearmint flavour lends the River Mint to being a perfect substitute for other types of mints and is an ideal addition to the Australian native herb garden.
Use as an uplifting, refreshing hot or cold tea or add to jellies, desserts, dressings or sauces. Combine with Davidson Plum in a calming hot tea to ease congestion.
Makes a delicious addition to desserts and baking such as choc-fudge brownies as well as adding the perfect flavour to lamb mint sauce or a refreshing sorbet.
As displayed with all mint species, River Mint has been shown to provide powerful medicinal properties and is thought to help improve overall general wellbeing.
Health benefits include carminative properties, particularly helpful in easing the stomach and providing relief to esophageal pressure and heartburn. The natural antiseptic properties of the oil assist with treatment of fever and relief of congestion.
Nutritional content per 100g: energy 170kJ, Fat <0.2g, Saturated Fat <0.1g, complex carbohydrates 3.0g, protein 4.1g, sugars 0.5g, sodium 96mg