Scent of mint may do more than you think…
One of mint’s key ingredients is menthol, a crystalline compound with a cooling, minty taste and odor. Menthol is one of the compounds that gives mint its superior aromatic qualities. Used in aromatherapy, the menthol found in mint can help open the sinuses, decongest the lungs, and help a person breathe more easily.
In your garden, mint’s scent makes it an excellent companion plant. It repels pesky insects and attracts beneficial ones. Mint is often used as an environmentally friendly insecticide to kill common pests like wasps, hornets, ants, and cockroaches.
Find out more about mint and how you can benefit from using it.