Mint, peppermint, spearmint, mentha, are all names for plants in the lip flower family (Lamiaceae). Mint contains a lot of menthol and therefore gives off a strong fresh scent. For this reason, mint is often used in cosmetics (such as toothpaste) but also in cleaning products. The leaves of the plant contains the fragrant and flavour components, which why this is used both fresh and dried as a seasoning in dishes.
The essential oil of mint is extracted from the leaves through steam distillation.
How does it smell?
The leaves have a warm, fresh, aromatic, soft-sweet scent. It also contains dark green and slightly peppery notes. The menthol present has a cooling effect.
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Did you know
- A mint plant has a strong spreading tendency and is often considered an invasive plant. If you want to plant this plant in your garden, it is best to do this in a pot so that the roots cannot spread further.
- In Greek mythology, mint is known as the spice of hospitality. And there are sources that mint was used to refresh spaces.
- Mint is used in aromatherapy for its qualities in relieving nausea and abdominal pain.