Latin name: Mentha spicata
Sanskrit/Indian name: Pahari Putida, Putiha
A tea made from the leaves of this plant has traditionally been used in the treatment of fevers, headaches, digestive disorders and various minor ailments.
Having a strong spearmint flavor, they are used as a flavoring in salads or cooked foods.
The Mentha spicata's oil is used commercially as a flavoring for toothpaste and confectionery, and is sometimes added to shampoos and soaps.