Mint is a fantastic, fresh smelling plant that most people probably know as a garnish in drinks, the flavor of toothpaste, or as a concentrated hard candy that will coat your bad breath with something a little more tolerable. However, this commonly found plant has a colorful history and, like many unique plants, not only has a culinary use but a medical use. The species that make up the plant are widely distributed and can be found in many environments, but grow best in damp soil. It is a very easy plant to grow, and even if it appears dead, if given enough time it will spring back to life. In fact, it is so easy to grow that it will continue to spread over massive areas, and is considered invasive.