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Mentha arvensis

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Mentha arvensis

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).


Heart disease, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Stomach problems, Allergy.

Parts Used


Chemical Composition

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%.[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada chetamargugu, chetni-marugu
Hindi बन पुदीना Ban pudina
Malayalam putina, puttina, puttityana
Tamil Iyeccirkirai, kumarakamuli
Telugu Igaenglikoora, igaenglikura
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit pudina
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.












Kind Shape Feature
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.

Other features

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.[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tall grasslands.

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