Mentha longifolia

Mentha longifolia (L.) L.

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

  • Horse Mint
  • بطنج
  • حبق
  • نعنع بري
  • نعنع طويل الورق
  • batnaj
  • habaq
  • na'na' barri
  • na'na' tawil el-waraq
  • נַענַע מְשֻׁבֶּלֶת
  • na'na' meshubelet

Hemicryptophyte

  • Humid habitats

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Mentha longifolia (L.) L.

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

Parts Used

Source
Cardiovascular

High blood pressure (Hypertension)

Hypotensive

Decoct leaves + flowers & drink x1 cup/day as needed.

StemZ
Gastrointestinal

Abdominal pain

Carminative

1. Decoct leaves + flowers & drink x1 cup nightly for 1 week or 1 cup x3/day.
2.Prepare infusion of leaves, filter & drink 1 cup x2/day until recovery.

StemZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary tract infection

Anti-Infective

Decoct leaves + flowers & drink x1 cup mornings as needed.

RootZ
Respiratory

Cold/ influenza

Anti-Infective

Decoct leaves + flowers & drink 1 cup x3/day for 3 days.

RootB

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