Mint or mentha belongs to the Lamiaceae family, which contains around 15 to 20 plant species, including peppermint and spearmint.
It is a popular herb that people can use fresh or dried in many dishes and infusions.
Manufacturers of toothpaste, gum, candy, and beauty products often use mint oil.
Mint traditionally complements lamb and poultry. It is widely used in Middle Eastern and Greek dishes, including salads, side dishes, and sauces. Fresh mint is a favorite for herbal tea.
Lamb burgers with mint
Fresh mint tea
Each variety of mint has been traditionally used to treat numerous ailments, ranging from an upset stomach to nervousness.
Modern medical research has focused on peppermint oil, which is now often sold as a dietary supplement capsule, medicinal tea, or topical preparation.