Botanical Name: Mentha spicata
Perennial plant of culture, up to 1 m high, strongly branched from the base. The smell of leaves, rubbed between the fingers is strong, characteristic of menthol. Species, hybrids and mint varieties can not be confused because they come exclusively from crops.
Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and North America
- Luteolin, hesperidine and routine, chlorogenic, caffeic and rosmarinic acids, tannins, choline, alpha and beta carotenes, gumi-resines, limonene, cineol
It is used in dispensations, nausea, pyloric spasms, bile dyskinesia, gastrointestinal, as well as eupeptic and carminative tonics.