This is the mint many gardeners have growing out of control in their gardens. It is easy to grow. But grow the mint in a container to prevent unwanted spread. It loves water.
Mint in Thai cooking is used mainly with fish and other meat dishes to counteract the strong tastes.
Mint is sa-ra-nare in Thai. If you don't say the name correctly, it sounds to Thai people like you're saying that you're "barging into someone else's business!"