There is approximately 600 known species of Mint from the Lamiaceae family, easily identified by their square stems, opposite leaf arrangement and purple, pink or white flowers, dependent on the time of year.
Mint is used in many of our everyday household products, such as toothpaste and chewing gum.
Mint has been an essential plant throughout civilisation. The Romans were responsible for spreading it around Europe, where it was used in beds, bath water and around the home to be walked on to freshen the air.
Medicinally it has been used as a cure for headaches, indigestion, heartburn and insomnia - the go-to herb for a whole host of ailments.
One of the reasons the Romans drank so much mint tea was that not only did it taste good, but it also wasn't taxed!
Hopefully, you have a few mint plants around your garden.