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Traditional Medicinal Uses of Mentha longifolia
Indications: Administered to people only.
Mentha longifolia (wild spearmint) is a fast-growing, perennial herb with an underground, creeping rootstock and is strongly aromatic. The soft, lanceolate leaves form pairs along the square-shaped stem. Flowers are crowded into spikes at the tip of the stems. Colour varies between white to mauve. It must be kept moist and the spreading rhizomes will ensure that the moist spot will be covered very quickly. Grow Mentha longifolia in a damp spot where it can be contained. (Credit: Wildflower Nursery)
Arnold. T.H., Prentice, C.A., Hawker, L.C., Snyman, E.E., Tomalin, M., Crouch, N.R. and Pottas-Bircher, C. (2002). Medicinal and magical plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 13. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.