Pineapple mint is often used in fresh dishes as its aromas are lost when cooked. Use the tender leaf tops as a garnish for desserts or main dishes in Polynesian and Caribbean cooking. Use the larger leaves to infuse syrups and oils or steeped in tea. Pineapple mint can be substituted for mint in cocktails and frozen dessert applications.
Pineapple mint as other mints can be used for the common cough, cold, sinus infections, inflammation of the mouth and throat, and respiratory infections. It is also used for digestive difficulties including cramps of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract and bile ducts, nausea, heartburn, morning sickness, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), upset stomach, diarrhea, bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine, and gas.