Botanical Name: Mentha sylvestris Linn.
Sanskrit Name: Pudina
English Name: Mint
Family: Labiateae
Occurrence: Cultivated herb
Habit: Herbs
Parts used:

Leaves


Medicinal uses:

Leaves are soaked in water and used as cooling medicine. Infusion of leaves is reported to have carminative and digestive properties. Juice of the leaves is applied on the skin to cure ringworm. Leaves are also used in diet as appetizer


Chemical constituents :

 

Leaves yield essential oil which contains Menthol
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