Mentha pulegium - Pennyroyal Mint

Hardy / perennial / spice plant, teas, medicinal plant /  H. up to 60 cm/  half shade to shade  / humus rich soil / blossom colour pink / flowering time  7, 8, 9

Mints are rich in volatile oils of variable composition. The menthol gives the typical smell and taste, which are simultaneously cool and warming. Pennyroyal is used medicinally and as an insecticide as well as a culinary herb.