Its use was recorded as early as the first century AD by Pliny and Dioscouridis. Wild mint tea has been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of fever, headache, bronchitis, colds, digestive disorders and menstrual problems.
The crushed leaves have a very strong aroma similar to that of mint. Ancient Greeks added it to bath water for fragrance and used it to aromatize their banquet tables.
A tea with proven antioxidant properties
Wild mint extracts indicate a high level of antioxidant activity and phenolic content. The phenolic composition aqueous extract includes flavonoids and phenolic acids and is therefore considered useful in the prevention of free radical diseases.