Benefits: Guards against colic. Mint juice relieves stomach ache and flatulence and dries sweat. Fresh leaves help clean the intestines. Chewing fresh mint leaves freshens the breath. Mint leaves contain Vitamins A, B2 and C and calcium and iron. Use: Fresh mint leaves will overcome the strong odour of meats The leaves are used to garnish drinks and are often added to northeastern spicy salads like yum, laab, plaa and nam tok, it is best to use fresh, dark green leaves.