Herb: Intoxicating Mint

Latin name: Lagochilus inebrians

Family: Labiatae

Medicinal use of Intoxicating Mint:

The branches are antispasmodic, haemostatic, hallucinogenic, hypotensive and sedative. An infusion is also used internally in the treatment of allergies and the shrub has also been used to treat skin disorders. The branches are harvested in the autumn after flowering and are dried for later use. They become more fragrant and medicinally active once they have been dried.

Description of the plant:


100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Habitat of the herb:


Edible parts of Intoxicating Mint:

A bitter-tasting tea is made from the dried branches, it is usually sweetened with sugar before being drunk. See also the notes on medicinal uses below.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - We have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in the spring. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer and consider giving them some protection from winter rain.

Cultivation of Intoxicating Mint:


Known hazards of Lagochilus inebrians:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.