ENGLISH HORSEMINT

OTHER NAME(S):

Biblical Mint, Menta de Caballo, Mentha longifolia, Mentha sylvestris, Menthe Anglaise, Menthe Argentée, Menthe Blanche, Menthe Chevaline, Menthe à Longues Feuilles, Menthe Sauvage, Menthe Sylvestre, Pudina, Wild Mint.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

English horsemint is an herb. The parts of the plant that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take English horsemint for digestion problems, including nausea, diarrhea, and intestinal gas (flatulence). They also take it for headaches, bronchitis, liver health, and general pain.

How does it work?

English horsemint contains chemicals that reduce swelling (inflammation) and act like antioxidants.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • A long-term disorder of the large intestines that causes stomach pain (irritable bowel syndrome or IBS). Taking English horsemint along with other herbal ingredients might help with symptoms of IBS. It's not clear if this benefit is due to English horsemint or the other ingredients.
  • Digestion problems, including intestinal gas (flatulence).
  • Headaches.
  • Pain.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of English horsemint for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough reliable information to know if English horsemint is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if English horsemint is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for ENGLISH HORSEMINT Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of English horsemint 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 English horsemint. 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:

  • Eissa TF, González-Burgos E, Carretero ME, Gómez-Serranillos MP. Phenolic content, antioxidant and astroprotective response to oxidative stress of ethanolic extracts of Mentha longifolia from Sinai. Nat Prod Commun. 2014;9(10):1479-82. View abstract.
  • Karimian P, Kavoosi G, Amirghofran Z. Anti-inflammatory effect of Mentha longifolia in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated macrophages: reduction of nitric oxide production through inhibition of inducible nitric oxide synthase. J Immunotoxicol. 2013;10(4):393-400. View abstract.
  • Sahib AS. Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome using a selected herbal combination of Iraqi folk medicines. J Ethnopharmacol 2013;148(3):1008-12. View abstract.

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