Mentha longifolia

Mentha longifolia (L.) L.

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

  • Horse Mint
  • batnaj بطنج
  • habaq حبق
  • na'na' barri نعنع بري
  • na'na' tawil el-waraq نعنع طويل الورق
  • נַענַע מְשֻׁבֶּלֶת
  • na'na' meshubelet


  • Humid habitats

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Mentha longifolia (L.) L.

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

High blood pressure (Hypertension)


Decoct leaves + flowers & drink x1 cup/day as needed.

Flower, Leaf B

Abdominal pain


1. Decoct leaves + flowers & drink x1 cup nightly for 1 week or 1 cup x3/day.
2.Prepare infusion of leaves, filter & drink 1 cup x2/day until recovery.

Flower, Leaf B
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary tract infection


Decoct leaves + flowers & drink x1 cup mornings as needed.

Flower, Leaf B

Cold/ influenza


Decoct leaves + flowers & drink 1 cup x3/day for 3 days.

Flower, Leaf 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