Mentha aquatica

Mentha aquatica L.

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

  • Water Mint
  • نعنع الماء
  • na'na' el-ma'
  • נַענַע הַמַּיִם
  • na'na' ha-mayim

Hemicryptophyte

  • Humid habitats

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Mentha aquatica L.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Respiratory

Influenza

Anti-Infective

Decoct aerial parts & drink x1 cup/day until recovery.

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The authors of the Flora Palaestina Ethnobotany (FPE) web site do not take responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of the plants described here. Always seek advice from a health professional before using a plant medicinally or for other purposes

Mentha genus has some species which contain eucalyptol, pulegone, methofuran, carvacrol & coumarin in the essential oil, which when taken in large amounts can cause abortion. Species rich in essential oil may have a CNS depressant effect. Direct application can be irritant