Spreading plant with ovate heart shaped grey-green leaves, bearing small blue tubular flowers in whorls in summer Leaves can be used in teas and salads and the flowers for garnish. Perennial. H:30cm W:spread. 12cm, 17cm
In the garden:
•Perennial, Evergreen, Frost hardy,
•Blue or White flowers.
•±40 cm; Spread: ±30 cm.
•Full sun; Well drained, composted soil.
•Pick fresh leaves throughout the year.
Catmint leaves and flowers:
•Once a popular salad ingredient, and drunk as tea before China tea was introduced to the West,
•Rub on meat to flavour.
Catmint may be beneficial in the following cases, especially for children:
•Contains Vitamin C.
•Early stages of fever. Induces sleep and perspiration but does not increase body temperature.
•Restlessness, hyperactivity, convulsions, hysteria with crying and violent twisting of the trunk, Physical results of emotional disturbance,
•Mild sedative, Insomnia.
•Middle ear infection.
•Sinuses, Colds, Influenza, Congestion of the respiratory organs.