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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
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(17) The difference between our results and those previously reported in the literature may be due to dissimilar components in the different Mentha spp.
This study reports the antimicrobial activity of plant extracts of Plectranthus amboinicus, Ocimum basilicum and Mentha piperita against microorganisms causing skin infections.
Evaluation of anticonvulsant activity of Mentha piperita linn aqueous and ethanol extract in wistar albino rats.
Results: Spermatogenesis was suppressed and Johnsons score was decreased from normal spermatogenesis (10) to (6-8) in the experimental group 2 and was more improved in the Mentha piperita treated group as compare to the melatonin.
Prospective Role in Treatment of Major Illnesses and Potential Benefits as a Safe Insecticide and Natural Food Preservative of Mint (Mentha spp.): A Review.
Mentha piperita (piper mint) is a medicinally significant herbaceous plant belonging to family Labiate.
Five medicinal plants including Mentha piperita (pudina), Violo odorata (panafsha), Trachyspermum copiticum (ajwain), Metricarea chamomile (babuna) and Foeniculum vulgare (saunf) were purchased from the local market of the Rawalakot Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan.
A similar result was observed for an aqueous extract from Mentha haplocalyx when incubated with LPS-stimulated macrophages [26].
The eight Chinese herbal medicines used in this study were Chai Hu (Bupleurum), Bai Zhu (Atractylodes), Bai Shao (Paeonia), Gan Cao (Glycyrrhiza), Bu Gu Zhi (Psoralea), Bo He (Mentha), Fu Ling (Poria), and Shi Gao (Gypsum).
The genus Mentha, popularly known in Brazil as "hortelas, hortela-pimenta, menta, menta-inglesa, hortela-apimentada, hortela das cozinhas and sandalo," includes 25-30 species that are known mainly due to the characteristic and refreshing taste.