Jamaican Mint Tree - Updated...

I originally posted this on May 28...
but, after doing a little more research on this tree, have decided to update this post
and bring it forward to this day of May 31...
in order to share the information I have learned concerning this interesting plant
the updated part is between the asterisks further down the post

Recently, research finally gave me my answer as to what this tree is

when we first saw it at the nursery...

it was so pretty to me with it's tiny leaves and big peppermint fragrance...

it had to go home with me

the nursery person told me it was a mint but, didn't know the exact name of this tree

since bringing it home...
it has been flowering tiny white blossoms that last a good long time

after a few months, it is still flowering and packing a strong, heady fragrance

in doing the lookup at these sites...
this is what is said on this delightful tree

it is called the Jamaican Mint Tree, aka Costa Rican Mint, aka Kama Sutra Menta

it is believed to have originated in southern Europe and brought to the Caribbean from Austria

it carries a pure, intense peppermint fragrance

it can grow between 6 to 10 feet in height with a woody, upright stem

blooms repeatedly...
mine has not stopped blooming

this tree also goes by the name of Jamaican Peppermint 
and you can click on the name to find out the culinary, nutritional and medicinal purposes
by the way...
it is noted in this website that if the leaves of the Jamaican Peppermint are heated...
any toxicity is neutralized 

there have been some studies done on this plant and it gives the conclusion that the Jamaican Mint Tree
does indeed have medicinal properties

it is important to note that plants in general tend to have medicinal properties

some plants have much stronger properties than others and need to be taken in moderation...
some in small quantities 
and it is wise to research such plants before using them... 
especially if you are on pharmaceutical drugs, due to possible negative interactions

I believe that God blessed mankind and beast with all the different plants He created...
in order that we could have natural and healthy food and medicine sources

they do work, if we learn how to properly use what He has given us...
unlike most of the dangerous, synthetic drugs that are made today 

when the Lord created the earth, He said,
Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed,
which is upon the face of all the earth,
and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed;
to you it shall be for meat.
Genesis 1:29

He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle,
and herb for the service of man:
that he may bring forth food out of the earth....
Psalm 104:14


May your day, or night be blessed in God's grace.

But, I have trusted in Thy mercy;
my heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation.
I will sing unto the Lord,
because He hath dealt bountifully with me.
Psalm 13:5,6