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Mint - Vietnamese Mint

35 reviews

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Usually available: All year

Life cycle: Perennial
Height: 15 - 30cm
Position: Sun / part shade
Soil preference: Moist / well drained

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Vietnamese Mint Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Persicaria odorata

Vietnamese mint or Vietnamese coriander is a creeping, herbaceous perennial that grows from 15-30cm high, but it has been reported to grow up to 80cm in ideal conditions. It is not part of the mint family, but has some resemblance to the mints in its appearance and growth habits. One of those habits is the ability to colonise an area very quickly and it is generally a prolific plant in the right conditions. The native habitat of Vietnamese mint is South East Asia, and Vietnam in particular where it grows naturally.

The leaves are very aromatic, elongate to a point and are about 8cm long. They have a refreshing green appearance with red stems and a reddish, brown marking on the upper surface. In spring and summer the plant produces small pink flowers on small stalks. It is easy to grow when given the right environment and may need to be controlled in some areas.

You can harvest fresh leaves and stems as you need them for cooking or to use as health supplements. The plant recovers well and you will have a constant supply, so there is no need to dry and store the leaves. The leaves are widely used in cooking and also have some traditional medicinal uses.

Growing Conditions

Vietnamese mint has a creeping habit and propagates very easily by direct planting of cuttings taken in spring or summer. Some reports indicate that the plants can grow quite tall, but generally it is 15-30 cm in height. It prefers dappled shade to protect from the hot sun and moist conditions, but if kept well-watered it can do well in full sun. As with all herbs, a fertile and well drained location will give the best results. You may like to restrain the plant in potted conditions if you don’t have a lot of space. Vietnamese mint is native to South East Asia and is best suited to the warm tropical climates. It will do well in most Australian climates, but make sure they have enough water in summer and be prepared for frost tenderness in affected areas.

Medicinal Uses

Vietnamese mint is used both as a soothing tea and in steam baths to improve skin condition. Other traditional uses of Vietnamese mint include treatments to: reduce fever, reduce swellings as an anti-inflammatory for wounds, to improve acne, reduce nausea, aid digestion and stomach complaints, to improve hair and skin condition, use as a diuretic and as an overall health tonic. The active ingredients have shown anti-oxidant activity and include various aldehydes found in the oils.

Culinary Uses

Vietnamese mint is admired for its peppery or hot minty taste, which is quite pleasant. Some people prefer to use it sparingly while others use larger servings in their salads. The taste has been also been likened to coriander and its culinary uses are similar. It is very popular in Vietnamese and South East Asian cuisine, like rice, meat, poultry and curry dishes where it can be added during cooking. However, Vietnamese mint is often used in rice paper rolls and in salads to great effect. To make your own, simply use rice paper, rice noodle, add your choice of vegetables and herbs (Vietnamese mint, basil and chives are nice) perhaps add some chicken or prawns and serve!

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

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- If you are unhappy with the quality of Herb plants they must be photographed on the day of receiving and emailed to us within 24 hours.

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    CJ
    04/25/2021
    Carolyn J.
    Australia Australia
    Beautiful Vietnamese Mint

    I like be the flavour of Vietnamese Mint and mine died when I moved house. It was great to find that Mudbrick Herb Cottage had some. When it arrived it looked very healthy and it’s growing very well now in my new herb garden. I am already picking some to go in my favourite salad, it’s delicious!

    AM
    03/26/2021
    Anna-Carin M.
    Australia Australia
    Vietnamese Mint

    Arrived beautifully wrapped in mint :) condition. After following instructions on how to plant it’s already grown and I just had my first “harvest “ thank you Mudrick Herb Cottage

    BV
    03/05/2021
    Bruce V.
    Australia Australia
    Herb seedlings, So fresh and vibrantly healthy

    Have had a couple of purchases from this great business. The herb seedlings and edible plants have been so fresh and vibrant when I received them. The packaging is the best for post travel. Special care and instruction are all given as part of the service. I can highly recommend shopping with this business for you own fresh food growing plants. Bruce, GYMPIE