BOTANICAL NAME: Mentha piperita Linn.
NIGHANTU AADARSH- Putikaranjaadi varga
SANSKRIT NAME: Rochani ,Pahari, Putiha, Pudina.
ENGLISH NAME: Spearmint or Garden mint.
HABITAT: Its a perennial herb growing in the hilly regions or in the cold climatic regions of India
BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION: It is small aromatic
Pūtīhā perennial herb bearing small purplish flowers. It is being cultivated at various place in India. It is characterized by wide-spreading stolons that grow both under and above ground and have erect, square, branched stems. The leaves are oblong to lanceolate in shape, arranged in opposite, have serrated edges and are often downy.
|Katu (Pungent)||Laghu, Ruksha, Teekshna||Ushna||Katu||Rochana, Deepana, Krimighna, Hridayottejaka, Kaphanissaraka, Mutrala,||Kaphavata Shamaka|
|TASTE||PROPERTY||POTENCY||POST DIGESTIVE EFFECT||EFFECT ACTION||DOSHA ACTION|
|Pungent||Light for digestion, Dry in nature, Strong||Hot||Undergoes Pungent taste after digestion||Rochana, Deepana, Krimighna, Hridayottejaka, Kaphanissaraka, Mutrala,||Pacifies vitiated kapha and vata dosha|
MAJOR CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS: Essential oil contains a-pinene, B-pinene. limonene, octan-3-ol, menthion, neomenthol, 1-menthol, isomenthol, pulegene and piperitone. Fresh leaves cantain 1-methyl-B-D-glucoside.
- Stimulant & Carminative- Infusion of leaves used as digestive stimulant and carminative action.
- In Rheumatism– Infusion of leaves is taken per orally in rheumatism also in Aam vata (rheumatism).
- Durgandh Vrana- Local application of paste of mint leaves is helpful in durgandha vrana.
- Halitosis- Rinsing your mouth with mint leaves juice mixed with equal quantity of water helps to get rid of bad breath.
Aruchi Anorexia, Chardi Vomiting, Atisaar Diarrhea, Mutrakrichra Dysuria, Mukhdurgandhi Halitosis, Durgandh yukta vrana Infected Wound.
USEFUL PART : Leaves and whole plant.
DOSAGE: Leaves juice 5-10 ml; Font 20-40 ml; Oil 1-3 drops.