Peppermint has been grown in the École Valley since the 12th century and has made the name of the village of Milly-la-Forêt. Famed for its refreshing, slightly peppery fragrance, this medicinal plant has many health benefits, including helping with digestion, soothing stomach pains and nausea, and helping fight travel sickness. While peppermint is particularly sought after for its therapeutic benefits, especially in the form of tea and essential oil, it is also popular for its flavour. Specialities made with Milly mint, such as Milly ice cubes (a sweet), syrup or menthillette (a sparkling drink) are sure to delight your taste buds!
To find out more about mint and medicinal plants, head to the National Conservatory of Fragrant, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Milly-la-Forêt, which has over 1 500 plant species!