Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis L.
English name: Japanese mint
Nepali/ Vernacular: Pudina
Trade name: Mentha
Principal Constituents: Various extracts of Mentha arvensis clearly shows a protective effect against acid secretion and gastric ulcers in ibuprofen plus pyloric ligation, 0.6 mol/L HCl induced and 90% ethanol-induced ulcer models.
Distribution:not Nepal origin, cultivated throughout plain land of Nepal
Mentha arvensis L. is a perennial herb grows up to 60 cm high. Leaves are simple, opposite, short stalked, oblong, 2.5-5 cm long, obtusely or acutely serrated. Flowers are small, lilac in axillary whorls. Fruits are nutlets, smooth.
Oil is good for the nervous system, acting as a regulator and sedative: Menthol is well known as a cardiac tonic in pharmaceutical preparations. It is a good blood cleanser. Because it is antiseptic and anti-bacterial, it can be used in swollen gums, mouth wash or mouth ulcers, toothache.
In the isolation of menthol crystals, in flavoring toothpastes, mouthwashes and pharmaceuticals.
- Mint soothes the digestive tract and reduces stomach spasms. The tea is also known to alleviate discomfort associated with irritable bowel syndrome.
- The herb is an anti-allergic which plays an important role in treating asthma.
Mentha essential oils are available in different size and shapes as per customers’ choice and requirements. We usually use aluminum bottles and glass vessel for packing. Aluminum containers and epoxy-lined metallic barrels 50gm, 100gm, 500gm, 1kg, 5kg capacities.