Mentha species

Mentha species

Chamaephytes

  • Desert
  • Thermophilous plants
  • Lamiaceae
  • Mint
  • נַענַע
  • na'na'
  • نعنع
  • na'na'
Medicinal uses

Complaints treated by Mentha species

System/State Complaint / Use Actions Preparation and Administration Parts Used Source
Cardiovascular Heart weakness Cardiac

Cook plant in water with Micromeria myrtifolia or Salvia triloba & drink

Cook plant in water with Micromeria myrtifolia or Salvia triloba & drink

Whole plant
Child health Abdominal pain/ swelling in baby Carminative

1. Mix crushed plant with wheat flour; prepare dough & spread on cloth; apply to baby's abdomen

2. Cook plant with Matricaria or Majorana (preperation /admin unspecified)

1. Mix crushed plant with wheat flour; prepare dough & spread on cloth; apply to baby's abdomen

2. Cook plant with Matricaria or Majorana (preperation /admin unspecified)

Whole plant
Child health Nocturnal enuresis in children/babies Unspecified

Drink decoction of leaves & plant 1 large tablespoon before bedtime

Drink decoction of leaves & plant 1 large tablespoon before bedtime

Whole plant, leaf
Gastrointestinal Abdominal pain Carminative

1. Cook Micromeria myrtifolia in water; cool; add 6 drops of tincture of Mentha in alcohol
2. Cook plant in water with chamomile

1. Cook Micromeria myrtifolia in water; cool; add 6 drops of tincture of Mentha in alcohol
2. Cook plant in water with chamomile

Whole plant
Gastrointestinal Abdominal pain / gas Carminative

Infuse leaves in warm water & drink

Infuse leaves in warm water & drink

leaf
Gastrointestinal Diarrhea Anti-diarrheal, Anti-infective

Boil plant in water with lemon juice; after boiling, add rose water; drink

Boil plant in water with lemon juice; after boiling, add rose water; drink

Whole plant
Gastrointestinal Dysentery Anti-diarrheal

Cook plant in water with qrun el-butum (gallnut of Pistacia palaestina); drink 1 teaspoon 3x/day

Cook plant in water with qrun el-butum (gallnut of Pistacia palaestina); drink 1 teaspoon 3x/day

Whole plant
Gastrointestinal Haemorrhoids Anti-haemorrhoidal

Crush leaves; add olive oil; use as fomentation

Crush leaves; add olive oil; use as fomentation

leaf
Gastrointestinal Intestinal pain /spasms Anti-spasmodic, Carminative

Drink decoction of leaves & plant 1 cup x3/day

Drink decoction of leaves & plant 1 cup x3/day

Whole plant, leaf
Gastrointestinal Nausea /vomiting Anti-emetic, Anti-nausea

Mix leaves & stems with pomegranate juice; drink

Mix leaves & stems with pomegranate juice; drink

Stem, leaf
Gastrointestinal Upset stomach Unspecified

Crush plant; moisten with water; apply to abdomen; attach with bandage

Crush plant; moisten with water; apply to abdomen; attach with bandage

Whole plant
Respiratory Asthma Bronchodilator

Drink decoction of plant 1 cup x3 /day

Drink decoction of plant 1 cup x3 /day

Whole plant, leaf
Respiratory Cough, with mucous Analgesic

Drink decoction of leaves & plant 1 cup x3/day

Drink decoction of leaves & plant 1 cup x3/day

Whole plant, leaf
Respiratory Colds & influenza Anti-catarrhal, Anti-infective

Drink decoction of plant 1 cup x3/day

Drink decoction of plant 1 cup x3/day

Whole plant, leaf
Respiratory Cough, with mucous Anti-tussive, Expectorant

Drink decoction of plant 1 cup x3 /day

Drink decoction of plant 1 cup x3 /day

Whole plant, leaf