Mentha aquatica

Mentha aquatica L.

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

  • Water Mint
  • na'na' el-ma' نعنع الماء
  • נַענַע הַמַּיִם
  • na'na' ha-mayim


  • Humid habitats

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Mentha aquatica L.

Medicinal Complaints / Uses
System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used Source



Decoct aerial parts & drink x1 cup/day until recovery.

Aerial parts B

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Mentha genus has some species which contain eucalyptol, pulegone, methofuran, carvacrol & coumarin in the essential oil, which when taken in large amounts can cause abortion. Species rich in essential oil may have a CNS depressant effect. Direct application can be irritant