Vietnamese mint has a spicy pepper taste and is most popular in Vietnamese and other Asian style cooking. It is reportedly helpful in the treatment of indigestion
Vietnamese mint or Vietnamese coriander, despite its look is not part of the mint family. The native habitat of Vietnamese mint is South East Asia, and Vietnam in particular where it grows naturally.
The leaves are very pungent, with a long shape to a point and are about 8cm long. With red stems and a reddish, brown marking on the upper surface and green leaves. In spring and summer the plant produces small pink flowers on small stalks.