Peppermint | Latin name: Mentha x Piperita | Aromatic waters by distillation of Flowering Herb | Plant family: Lamiaceae
A perennial herb growing up to 1 metre high with underground runners by which it is easily propagated. The white has green stems and leaves, the black peppermint has dark green serrated leaves and purple like stems with reddish-violet flowers. Originally cultivated as a hybrid between M.virdis and M. Aquatica, known to have been propagated from before the 17th century
Hydrolats, aromatic waters produced by steam distillation of botanical materials during the production of essential oils. Hydrolats are gentle and effective, containing only the most water-soluble chemicals from the plant material, also microscopic drops of the essential oils.