Corsican Mint (Mentha requienii)
Live Corsican Mint Plant
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Mentha Requienii is a member of the mint family of plants and commonly referred to as Corsican Mint. It is a very fragrant, hearty and fast-growing perennial that is perfect as a ground cover. It features bright green leaves and the iconic square stem of mints. It is known for having a strong minty-sage aroma, which is why it is frequently used in the culinary capacity for flavoring. This mint is native to Corsica, Italy and Sardinia, but has been naturalized in similar environments elsewhere.
Corsican Mint is low growing and likes partial shade with moist soil. Drying out the plant between watering will help increase the hardiness of the plant, as well as essential oil production. This results in a stronger and more flavorful herb! Outdoors, it can be grown as an annual north of Zone 6.
The plant has several edible uses, and the leaves can be eaten raw, brewed as an herbal tea, used in salads, in creme de menth, and so on! For medicinal uses, Corsican Mint is best known as an antiseptic, carminative, and febrifuge. Brewing a hot cup of tea with Corsican Mint is said to be an especially effective remedy for fever! It is advised that pregnant woman should not consume Corsican Mint during their pregnancy, due to the excess of naturally occurring essential oils in the plant.