Mint is part of the Lamiaceae plant family, it can be found in Asia, Europe, Africa, North America and Australia. This plant is exclusively perennial.
This herb has one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any natural, unprocessed food. The agent responsible for this is rosmarinic acid, and is effective at treating allergies. Mint is also used in the treatment of the common cold, the menthol present in this herb can help sooth a sore throat when used in a tea, and acts as a natural decongestant. Since ancient times, mint has been used to aid with indigestion because it can increase bile secretion and speed up digestion. Peppermint (a species) can be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome in a safe manner, by using oil extracted from the plant and ingesting it in capsule form.
Skin treatment is another medicinal benefit of this amazing herb. Applying lotions, oils or ointments derived from this plant, directly to the skin, has a cooling effect and is good for insect bites, acne or rashes.