Mentha spicata herb



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Lamiales
Family:     Lamiaceae
Subfamily:     Nepetoideae
Tribe:     Mentheae
Genus:     Mentha
Species:     M. spicata
Binomial name
Mentha spicata

Uses:-

Spearmint leaves can be used fresh, dried, or frozen. They can also be preserved in salt, sugar, sugar syrup, alcohol, or oil.

Spearmint is an ingredient in several mixed drinks, such as the mojito and mint julep.

Leves are used to make sweet tea, iced and flavored with spearmint, in summer.

Medicinal uses:-

Spearmint is steeped as tea for the treatment of stomach ache.

Mentha × piperita flowers



Mentha-piperita

Common name:-  M. balsamea is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Lamiales
Family:     Lamiaceae
Genus:     Mentha
Binomial name
Mentha × piperita

Manufacturing industry:-

It is the oldest and most popular flavour of mint-flavoured confectionery and is often used in tea and for flavouring ice cream, confectionery, chewing gum, and toothpaste.

Peppermint can also be found in some shampoos, soaps and skin care products.

Medicinal uses:-

Peppermint oil has also been shown to be a safe and effective short-term treatment for irritable bowel syndrome.

 

Apple mint herb



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Edibility:-

The leaves of this plant can be used to make apple mint jelly, as well as a flavoring in dishes such as apple mint couscous. It is also often used to make a mint tea, as a garnish, or in salads.

Mentha suaveolens flowers



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Common names:- Apple mint, woolly mint or round-leafed mint.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Lamiales
Family:     Lamiaceae
Genus:     Mentha
Species:     M. suaveolens
Binomial name
Mentha suaveolens

Mentha citrata flowers



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Common names:- Horsemint, Lemon Mint, Lime Mint, Orange Mint, Pineapple Mint.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Lamiales
Family:     Lamiaceae
Genus:     Mentha
Species:     M. citrata
Binomial name
Mentha citrata

Uses:-

It used to make a tea similar to lemonade.

Medicinal uses

A tea made from the fresh or dried leaves has traditionally been used:- for stomach aches, nausea, parasites and other digestive disorders,for nerves and sick stomach, and  for fevers and headaches.

Mentha arvensis herb



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Uses

In ayurveda, Pudina is considered as appetizer and useful in gastric troubles.

Wild mint was traditionally used to treat flatulence, digestional problems, gall bladder problems and coughs.

Mentha arvensis flowering plant



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ommon names:- Field mint, wild mint or corn mint.

Indian name:- Pudina.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Lamiales
Family:     Lamiaceae
Genus:     Mentha
Species:     M. arvensis
Binomial name
Mentha arvensis

 

Mentha herb



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Common name:- Mint.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Lamiales
Family:     Lamiaceae
Tribe:     Mentheae
Genus:     Mentha

Culinary Uses:-

The leaf, fresh or dried, is the culinary source of mint. Fresh mint is usually preferred over dried mint when storage of the mint is not a problem.

Uses:-

The leaves have a warm, fresh, aromatic, sweet flavor with a cool aftertaste, and are used in teas, beverages, jellies, syrups, candies, and ice creams.

Mint essential oil and menthol are extensively used as flavorings in breath fresheners, drinks, antiseptic mouth rinses, toothpaste, chewing gum, desserts, and candies, such as mint  and mint chocolate.

Medicinal uses-

Mint was originally used as a medicinal herb to treat stomach ache and chest pains,used in treating irritable bowel syndrome.

Menthol and mint essential oil are also used in aromatherapy.