Bengali/Vernacular name: Pudina.
Tribal name: Noongshi-hojok (Manipuri).
English name: Spearmint, Garden mint.
Description of the Plant: A strongly scented, perennial herb, up to 15 cm high, glabrous, rootstock creeping. Leaves petiolate, lamina oblong or ovate, serrate, obtuse, gland-dotted, base rounded.
Plant parts Used: Leaf.
Uses: A fresh juice extracted from the leaves of the plant is taken
thrice a day (two tea spoons amount each time) for one week to treat dyspepsia.
Dried leaves are chewed and swallowed for chest pain and heart ailments.
A poultice of crushed leaves is applied to swellings, to the gums for the treatment of toothache.
Infusion of leaves is taken twice a day until the pneumonia is cured.
Distribution: It is widely cultivated in kitchen gardens.
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