Mints (Mentha spp.) are a group of herbs that are mostly native to Europe and Asia. Some are indigenous to South America, America, and Australia. With the possible exception of Corsian mint, mints are such rampant growers that they will quickly overwhelm other plants. Mints are commercially important as sources of flavor and menthol. Japanese mint (M. Arvensis var. Piperescens), peppermint (M. Xpipita), and spearmint (M. Spicata) are the mint species mostly cultivated.