Japanese Mint Herb Plant
This Mint has a very strong concentration of Menthol and is the main source of commercial Menthol used in foods, toothpastes and soaps. The plant itself is quite a robust and Winter hardy perennial which can grow to a height of 1m. It's quite easy to grow and will do well in most conditions but requires lots of sunlight if grown for its essential oils. The leaves can be used like any other Mint in teas or added to dishes and have a strong peppermint flavour to them.