Mint is a family of plants whose prominent members include spearmint and peppermint. Known for its unique aromatic qualities and taste, it is widely used in culinary dishes and in aromatherapy. Mint is a popular herb that can be used fresh or dried in many dishes and infusions. Mint oil is often used in toothpaste, gum, candy, and beauty products. Mint has one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any food.