Scientific name: Mentha spicata
Origin: Europe and SW Asia
Medicinal use: The most common way to use common mint is by infusing its leaves. In this way it helps to treat indigestion problems, intestinal gas and liver inflammations. In its topical use, peppermint oil has a relaxing action and acts as an anti-irritant and analgesic with the ability to reduce pain and improve blood flow to the affected area.