The field mint is part of the Lamiaceae (mint or deadnettle) family and can be found in Asia, Europe and South America. It has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, as well as having stimulating and sweat inhibiting effects.
It may also be used for stomatitis.
The field mint has reviving, refreshing, memory strengthening and concentration promoting properties when used in aromatherapy. It is effective against mental exertion and promotes a clearer head. Please exercise caution when using field mint against hay fever in children under the age of 6.
see Markus SAH 2002, "Essential oils", Schirner Verlag, Darmstadt, 4th Edition 2011