Half Sun – Prefers 3 To 6 Hours of Sunlight a Day.
Frost Hardy – Can Handle frost without damage.
Low Watering – Requires Little Water.
Low Maintenance – Requires little maintenance.
Produces pinkish or bluish flowers with spots on the white lower lip.
Stalked leaves and an erect hairy stem with tall flowering spikes.
Well-drained dry to moist neutral to alkaline soil.
Medicinal: Tea made from calamint is used as a detoxifier and cleanser, and a
Culinary: They can also be added to cooked foods, imparting a pungent, aromatic flavour.
As it induces sweating, it was used in medieval times as a treatment against the black plague.
People take calamint for respiratory illnesses and colds with fever. They also use it to loosen chest congestion and promote sweating.
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Calamint is a great companion plant for brinjals, fennel, green peppers, lettuces, onions, strawberries & tomatoes repelling pests.
- Botanical name: Calamintha ascendens
- Common name(s): Calamint
- Categories: Herbs, Shrubs and Perennials
It has stalked leaves and an erect hairy stem with tall flowering spikes and produces pinkish or bluish flowers with spots on the white lower lip. People take calamint as a medicinal tea for respiratory illnesses and colds with fever. Also, used it to loosen chest congestion and promote sweating.
Synonym: Clinopodium menthifolium
Calamintha ascendens requirements and features
Requires moderate maintenance.