WILD MINT

OTHER NAME(S):

Baume d'Eau, Baume de Rivière, Hairy Mint, Hierbabuena, Marsh Mint, Menta del Agua, Menta del Pantano, Menta Vellosa, Mentha aquatica, Mentha palustris, Menthe Aquatique, Menthe à Grenouille, Menthe Rouge, Water Mint, Yerbabuena.

Overview

Overview Information

Wild mint is an herb. The leaves are used to make medicine.

People use wild mint for diarrhea and menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea), but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work?

Extracts of wild mint may kill some bacteria and fungi.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Diarrhea.
  • Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea).
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of wild mint for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough information to know if wild mint is safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of wild mint during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for WILD MINT Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of wild mint depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for wild mint. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Anderson W, Barrows M, Lopez F, et al. Investigation of the anxiolytic effects of naringenin, a component of Mentha aquatica, in the male Sprague-Dawley rat. Holist Nurs Pract 2012;26(1):52-7. View abstract.
  • Mimica-Dukic N, Bozin B, Sokovic M, Mihajlovic B, Matavulj M. Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of three Mentha species essential oils. Planta Med 2003;69(5):413-9. View abstract.
  • Olsen HT, Stafford GI, van Staden J, Christensen SB, Jäger AK. Isolation of the MAO-inhibitor naringenin from Mentha aquatica L. J Ethnopharmacol 2008;117(3):500-2. View abstract.
  • Sutour S, Tomi F, Bradesi P, Casanova J. Chemical composition of the essential oil from Corsican Mentha aquatica--combined analysis by GC(RI), GC-MS and 13C NMR spectroscopy. Nat Prod Commun 2011;6(10):1479-82. View abstract.

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