Round leaf mint is a fast-growing shrub, reaching up to two metres tall. As the name suggests, the leaves are round and very aromatic. Flowering is in spring when the plants become covered with blooms. It grows wild in moderate regions of South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and to a lesser extent in Tasmania. The aromatic oils found in the leaves were used medicinally by the Indigenous Australians. Today, the leaves are more commonly used for culinary purposes and may be used fresh, or chopped and dried for later use. Use it to add flavour in salads, savoury meat dishes, sauces, or steep in hot water to make a fragrant herbal tisane.
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