Mint was commonly used for a variety of medical purposes in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. When applied with salt to a wound, it was believed that Mint could heal the bite of a mad dog and it was similarly used to heal wasp and bee stings. Mint was often made into an infused water – mixed with a variety of other herbs – that was imagined to prevent the plague. Mint was even employed as a contraceptive.
Please note this information is research based on historic documents….and is not modern advice for health and wellness!