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IBSARESDUAmerican University of Beirut
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English Name
Wild mint, Horsemint, Silver mint, White mint
Scientific Name
Mentha longifolia
Arabic Name
نعنع
Transliteration
Nâʼna
Description
Strongly aromatic grayish perennial plant with many basal stems growing to 1m by 1m with coarsely hairy leaves with sparsely toothed edges, its small flowers are crowded into spikes at the tip of the stems.
Seasonality
Mid February till end of May. Flowers: June -October
Locality
N/A
Habitat
Waste places and damp roadsides , margins of water Fresh canals, water bodies and natural springs.-- Can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade and requires moist soil **Worldwide spread in temperate regions
Medical Properties
Treatment of chest problems - Beneficial for diabetics - Facilitates Digestion - Add flavor to food - Treatment of gallbladder diseases - Increases appetite - Inflammation - Consumed as infusion - Treatment of liver cirrhosis - Treatment of lungs disorders - Nice odor / flavor - Purifies blood - Gives energy for the heart - Treats G.I. discomfort - Widens the arteries - Treatment of hypertension - Nutritious - Relaxant - Treatment of respiratory tract disorders - Treatment of sneezing symptoms - Treatment of stomach aches - Stops vomiting - Treats flatulence - Treatment of winter diseases - Must be consumed in moderation
Edible Portions
Leaves
MOC
Leaves are eaten raw in salads or cooked but they can also be dried and used as a condiment; An infusion can be made from the dried or fresh leaves; An essential oil obtained from the leaves and flowering tops is used as a food flavoring in sweets *see r
Family
Lamiaceae (mint family)
Compounds
Therapeutic Uses
recipes
Wild mint with kichik
Wild mint turnover
 
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