Vietnamese mint which is also called as ‘hot mint’ is one of the common herbs which are found in the South Asian regions. The plant of this mint is known to contain slightly pointed leaves along with blue coloured flowers. Used for numerous purposes such as cooking baking and garnishing this herb is extensively used in the Vietnamese cuisines.
The reason why this herb is used extensively in soups and salads in South Eastern countries is because it helps in the process of digestion.The leaves of the Vietnamese hot mint can be taken to solve digestion issues like flatulence, stomach cramps and indigestion. It must be noted that the herb has anti-diarrheal actions as well.
Due to its anti-inflammatory and astringent nature, the herb is used to treat swellings and skin issues like acne and sores. It is also helpful in treating issues of ringworm.
In a scientific study, it was found that the essential oils derived from the fresh and dried leaves of this herb displayed powerful anti-bacterial actions. The herb could be used against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli that are gram positive and gram negative bacteria respectively.