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A genus of plants of the family Labiatae. Mentha piperita is peppermint; Mentha pulegium, pennyroyal; Mentha viridis, spearmint.
Synonym(s): mint


an herb that is native to Europe and is now grown widely throughout the United States and Canada.
uses It is used as a flavoring and medicinally for GI disorders. Peppermint oil may exert beneficial effects in irritable bowel syndrome.
contraindications Mint should not be used during pregnancy and lactation, in children, or in those with known hypersensitivity to this herb or gastroesophageal reflux disease.


Abbreviation for:
Myocardial Infarction with Novastan and TPA


n Latin names:
Mentha x piperita, Mentha spicata; parts used: leaves, oil; uses: antiseptic, antiemetic, diarrhea, gallbladder conditions, indigestion, topical analgesic, aromatherapy; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, gallbladder inflamma-tion, GERD, severe liver conditions, kidney disease, ulcers, irritation of mucosae. Also called
balm mint, brandy mint, green mint, lamb mint, or
our lady's mint.