BIO Web Conf.
Volume 38, 2021Northern Asia Plant Diversity: Current Trends in Research and Conservation 2021
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||28 October 2021|
The history of the introduction of peppermint (Mentha × piperita L.) in Imperial Russia
N. V. Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of Russian Academy of Sciences, 127276 Moscow, Russia
2 Library for Natural Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 119991 Moscow, Russia
3 The Nikitsky Botanical Garden National Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow branch, 119334 Moscow, Russia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peppermint (Mentha × piperita L.) has been and remains one of the most widely used herbs for medicinal purposes since its discovery. It is used in cosmetics, personal care products, food and pharmaceutical products both because of its taste and aromatic properties. In addition, mint is used for non-medical purposes, which makes its cultivation economically feasible. Information about the introduction of peppermint in Russia since the beginning of the XVIII century is scattered and / or incomplete. The purpose of this work is to provide an extensive descriptive overview of the introduction to the cultures of this species in imperial Russia (from the beginning of the XVIII century to the October Revolution). Archival and historical documents on the cultivation of medicinal herbs and the development of peppermint culture in Imperial Russia, virtual herbariums of the V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University were studied.
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