The leaves have a warm, fresh, aromatic, sweet flavor with a cool aftertaste. Mint leaves are used in teas, beverages, jellies, syrups, candies, and ice creams.
In Middle Eastern cuisine, mint is used on lamb dishes, while in British cuisine and American cuisine, mint sauce and mint jelly are used, respectively.
Mint tea is a strong diuretic. A common use is as an antipruritic, especially in insect bite treatments (often along with camphor).The strong, sharp flavor and scent of mint is sometimes used as a mild decongestant for illnesses such as the common cold.Mint was originally used as a medicinal herb to treat stomach ache and chest pains, and it is commonly used in the form of tea as a home remedy to help alleviate stomach pain.