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Mentha longifolia  (Linn.) Nathh.

   

Botanical Name

:

Mentha longifolia (Linn.) Nathh.

English Name

:

Horse Mint and Biblical Mint

Synonym(s)

:

Mentha sylvestris Linn., Mentha incana Willd.

Family

:

Lamiaceae

 

General Info

Description

An erect or diffuse herb, 30-100 cm. high, with a strong aromatic odour. Stems robust or slender, hoary-tomentose; leaves 3-8 cm. long x 1-3 cm. broad, shortly petioled or sessile, ovate lanceolate, acute, sharply toothed, pinnately veined, pubescent above, hoary-tomentose below; spikes terminal, 3-8 cm. long, slender, hoary; flowers lilac, in verticillasters, rather compact, rarely distant.

Herb Effects

Astringent, antirheumatic and carminative (leaf); antibacterial (essential oil); Antihypertensive, carminative, antiseptic and stimulant (plant)

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Chemistry

Active Ingredients

Vitamin K and quercetin (plant); piperitenone, cineole, limonene, alpha and beta-pinene (essential oil).

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
Product Categories

Name

CAS#

IUPAC Name

Formula

Structure

Product Categories
Vitamin K 6740-88-1 2-(2-chlorophenyl)-2
-methylamino-cyclohe
xan-1-one
C13H16ClNO Click Here To Enlarge
Quercetin Not Available 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphen
yl)-3,4,5-trihydroxy
-chromen-7-one
C15H10O7 Click Here To Enlarge
Piperitenone Not Available 3-methyl-6-propan-2-
ylidene-cyclohex-2-e
n-1-one
C10H14O Click Here To Enlarge
Cineole 470-82-6 2,2,4-trimethyl-3-ox
abicyclo[2.2.2]octan
e
C10H18O Click Here To Enlarge
Limonene 9003-73-0 1-methyl-4-prop-1-en
-2-yl-cyclohexene
C10H16 Click Here To Enlarge
alpha-Pinene 80-56-8 2,7,7-trimethylbicyc
lo[3.1.1]hept-2-ene
C10H16
beta-Pinene 23089-32-9 6,6-dimethyl-2-methy
lidene-norpinane
C10H16 Click Here To Enlarge

Pharmacology

Medicinal Use

As an antirheumatic, astringent and carminative (leaf); in dysentery, diarrhea, bronchitis and diabetes (plant); in fever and heat apoplexy (plant decoction)

Contraindication

Best not used by pregnant women because large doses can cause an abortion.

Reference

Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.


Uniyal et al., Medicinal Flora of Garhwal Himalayas.

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