Vietnamese Names: Húng Lũi
Common Culinary Name: Spearmint, Common Mint
Botanical Family & Name: Lamiaceae, Mentha Spicata
Native Habitat: Much of Europe, Mediterranean and Asia
Tasting Note: Tastes like…mint!
Culinary Uses: Eaten raw. Found on most common herb & salad plates. Used widely with spring rolls, salads, and almost anything family tradition dictates.
Medicinal Uses: Tea treatment for stomach ache, promotes digestion, colds & flu.
Propagation: Easily propagated by cuttings in water or soil with quickly spreading root runners. From seed produces a more tender leaf.
Other Names: Sa-Ra-Nay (Thai)