Korean Mint is a medicinal herb widely used in Chinese herbalism. This herb is used to treat nervous system disorders like anxiety, stress, headache. This herb affects the central nervous system and produces a calming effect.
It is also used to cure urinary infections like dark urine and heaviness in legs and arms. Korean Mint extracts are used to treat fungal infections and indigestion problems.
About the plant:
Korean Mint is native to China but also found in Japan, Korea, Laos, Russia. Korean Mint is a perennial herb with stiff and serrated leaves. Korean Mint is not a real mint but it but its leaves and flowers have a smell somewhere between licorice and spearmint. It grows up to 3 feet tall. The plant blooms for a long time and produces purple color flowers spike of spike up to 5-10 cm.
How to grow:
Growing Korean mint is very easy. Sow Korean mint seeds in well-drained and sunny places in late spring or early summer. It is a low maintenance plant and does not need much attention.
How to use:
Korean mint young leaves are consumed in the form of raw or cooked. The leaves can be used as a tea substitute and can be used in preparing salads.
Consult an Ayurvedic Doctor before consuming the herb.
Giant hyssop, Wrinkled Giant Hyssop, Korean Mint, Huo xiang.