Mentha x piperita

Mentha × piperita

Lamiaceae

  • Mentha aquatica f. piperita (L.) G. Mey.
  • Peppermint
  • نعنع الماء
  • na'na' el-ma'
  • נַענַע הַמַּיִם
  • na'na' ha-mayim

Hemicryptophyte

  • Humid habitats

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Mentha × piperita

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

Parts Used

Source
Cardiovascular

Chest/ heart pain

Analgesic, Cardiac

Decoct leaves in water & drink x3 cups/day.

Aerial parts, LatexZ
Child health

Nocturnal enuresis in children

Anti-enuresis

Decoct leaves in water & drink x1 large tablespoon evenings.

Aerial partsB
Gastrointestinal

Carminative/Stomachic/against abdominal spasms/ pain

Anti-spasmodic, Carminative, Stomachic

1. Decoct leaves in water & drink + sugar after every meal as necessary.
2. Abdominal pain: extract oil & eat drops on sugar. (plant part unclear)

LeafB
Respiratory

Colds/ runny nose

Anti-Infective, Anti-catarrhal

Decoct leaves in water & drink + sugar x3 cups/day.

Root (gum resin)B
Respiratory

Cough & asthma

Anti-asthmatic, Anti-tussive

Decoct leaves in water & drink x4 cups/ day.

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.