Wild mint is an herb. Mint is a particularly good source of vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin that is critical for eye health and night vision. It is also a potent source of antioxidants, especially when compared to other herbs and spices.
Wild Mint has been drunk after meals as a digestive for centuries and is a popular caffeine-free alternative to tea. The leaves are used to make medicine. People take wild mint tea for diarrhea and menstrual cramps.
An herb, yes, but this one goes the extra belly-fat burning mile. Mint leaves trigger the release of extra bile from the gallbladder, which is important because it helps the body to digest fat.
Wild mints are fun because they are so varied: Some smell and taste of peppermint or spearmint, while others are spicy. One of my favorite wild varieties is wild spearmint, or Mentha spicata. The flavor is “rounder” and has less menthol than peppermint (Mentha piperita).
Mint is safe for most people and consuming it doesn't typically cause side effects. Allergies to mint are uncommon. In people who are allergic to mint, an interaction with the herb can trigger asthma symptoms. For this reason, people who are allergic to mint should avoid it completely.