Mentha Piperata

Scientific Name: Mentha Piperata L.
English Name: Peppermint
Other Names in English:
Family: Labiatae

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Health Benefits

Temperament: Hot and dry.
1- It is tonic for the heart, brain, stomach and intestines, eliminates bloating, kills gastrointestinal parasites, is diuretic and increases urination and menstruation secretion, and is an emmenagogue, strengthens the nervous system, strengthens white blood cells in the body, anti-toxin and relieves infections, it is clogs opener.
2- Brew it and drink it. It treats hiccups, gripes and urine intermittency, relieves uterine pain, crushes bladder stones, relieves cough, is antispasmodic and is useful for relieving asthma attacks.
3- Brew it, sweeten it with honey and drink it. It has a noticeable effect in relieving convulsion, especially respiratory convulsion, and is useful for asthma which is caused by moisture.
4- If you pound it gently and put it in “Sekanjebin” and eat it, it will eliminate the effect of bee stings, and if you eat it with honey, it will relieve scorpion sting pain.
5- Women who have a dead fetus in their womb should eat plenty of it. It stimulates the muscles of the uterine wall and removes the dead fetus.
6- Brew 12 to 16 grams of dry peppermint in a liter of boiling water and sweeten it with sugar, then gently pound some Gum Arabic and dissolve in it and drink it gradually. It is effective in relieving pertussis, intermittent coughs, flu, and cold and for poor eyesight.
7- If you bathe the child in its brewed water, it cures children rickets.
8- Rubbing its essential oil on the body is useful for relieving the pain of gout, sciatica and rheumatism, relieves phlegm diseases and chest pain.
9- Sniff its powder. Prevents nosebleeds.
10- Its suppository is effective for scenting the uterus.
Note: Prodigality in eating it is harmful.


It is a perennial plant of the Labiatae family, with thick and decumbent branches that lead to a cluster of red or purple flowers. Its leaves are dark green, fragrant, hairless, wider and larger than mint leaves and contain aromatic essential oils. This plant grows in Iran in different areas of Alborz, Lar valley, Azerbaijan, Tabriz and other places.

Chemical Constituents

The whole plant yields a volatile oil (1-3%), flavonoids, phenolics and steroids. The main constituents of volatile oil are menthol (30-35%) and menthone (15-30%). Other components are menthyl acetate, menthofuran, cineole, limonene, neomenthol, isomenthol and a sesquiterpene (viridofloral). The flavonoids present are apigenin and luteolin along with highly oxygenated flavones. Caffeic, chlorogenic and rosemarinic acids are the phenolic acids present, whereas the triterpenes located are a-amyrin, ursolic acid and sitosterol.

Medical disclaimer

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