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Mentha arvensis, the corn mint, field mint, or wild mint, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family Lamiaceae. It has a circumboreal distribution, being native to the temperate regions of Europe and western and central Asia, east to the Himalaya and eastern Siberia, and North America. Mentha canadensis, the related species, is also included in Mentha arvensis by some authors as two varieties, M. arvensis var. glabrata Fernald (North American plants such as American Wild Mint) and M. arvensis var. piperascens Malinv. ex L. H. Bailey (eastern Asian plants such as Japanese mint).
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
arvensis and reported 33 constituents were menthol (73.70–85.80%), menthone (1.50–11.00%), menthyl acetate (0.50–5.30%), isomenthone (2.10–3.90%), limonene (1.20–3.30%) and neomenthol (1.90–2.50%). ... The menthone content varied between 1.50 and 11.00%.
|Hindi||बन पुदीना Ban pudina|
|Malayalam||putina, puttina, puttityana|
|English||Field Mint, Wild Mint, Corn Mint|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Simple||Leaf blade ovate–elliptic||Blunt or quite tapered tip, with tapered base, hairy, margin shallow-toothed.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|bisexual or unisexual pistillate||4 mm (0.16 in.) long||purple||5-20||Uppermost lobe broader than others, with notched tips. Bisexual-flowered corolla clearly longer than calyx, unisexual corolla only slightly longer. Calyx campanulate (bell-shaped), 5-lobed, unclearly 5-veined, sparsely haired, with oil-secreting glands.|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
The wild mint is a 0.5-m-tall perennial herb with square stems, slightly hairy to smooth leaves that are strongly aromatic when crushed. The plant grows throughout North America and prefers prairie ravines, stream and lake margins, low woods, and backyards. It is also native to Eurasia.