Calamintha grandiflora

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Large-flowered calamint
Thé d'Aubrac.jpg
Calamintha grandiflora
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C. grandiflora
Binomial name
Calamintha grandiflora
Synonyms

Satureja grandiflora (L.) Scheele

Calamintha grandiflora, the large-flowered calamint, showy calamint or mint savory, is a species of ornamental plant.

Distribution[edit]

It grows in certain mountains of western and southern Europa (Massif central, Alps, Pyrénées,...) above 700 meters high. We can find it in the beech forests.

Use[edit]

It can be used in cooking, and in herbal medicine for bruises and cramps.[1][unreliable source?]. In the Aubrac region, it's used in infusion and it's called "thé d'Aubrac" (Aubrac tea). It's appreciated for its digestive properties.

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  1. ^ "Medicinal uses". Herbs. Retrieved 6 January 2012.

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