Mints (Mentha spp.) belonging to family Lamiaceae, are most popular essential oil crops of commercial interest. Mints are widely distributed and cultivated in temperate, Mediterranean, and subtropical climates of America, Europe, China, Brazil, India, etc.
Mentha longifolia (L.) popularly known as ‘wild mint’ or ‘horse mint’, grows wild in many parts of the world. In India, it occurs in Garhwal, Kumaon, Kashmir and Punjab regions. It has been frequently used as a kitchen herb and medicinal plant for centuries