This is the well known herb that grows mostly in the moist environments more in the tropical areas. The species that makes up the genus Mentha can be found in various environments also growing 10 to 120 cm tall and grows all year round.
Mints are mostly aromatic compounds growing more than two years. They have wide spreading branched steams with dark green leaves. As there are number of species almost 3000 names have been published in genus mentha
For the commercial cultivation the most popular known mints are Peppermint (Mentha Piperita), Native Spearmint also known as common mint and lamb mint (Mentha Spicata), Scotch Spearmint (Mentha Gracills), Corn Mint (Mentha Arvensis), Apple Mint (Mentha Suaveolens).
On the commercial side they are available in the forms of Essential oils, Powders and Crystals as in the name of Menthol Crystals having wide range of applications in the Culinary, Food, Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical and Nutraceuticals Industries. They are used in various consumer goods such as Antiseptic, Chocolates, Candies, Alcoholic Beverages, Juices, Desserts, Herbal Medicines, Face wash, Toothpaste and much more.
They have certain health benefits as they are Rich in Nutrients, Help in digestion, Masks Bad breath, Could improve brain function and reduce breast feeding pain, Treats Asthma, . There are more benefits such as this and has no side effects if consumed in limits as it is totally natural. Using mint gives out a coolant effect as it has its own aroma and flavour which enhances the taste and other sensory properties of a certain product.
The flavour that you can have moreover..!!