Common Mint Field Mint,Bo he,BOHE,su bo he,Peppermint,Herba Menthae,Field mint,Old Traditions and modern research.
- Basic Botanical Information of Herba Menthae,Field mint.
- Botanical Description of Herba Menthae,Field mint.
- Pharmacological Properties of Herba Menthae,Field mint.
- Mentha Leaf:Phytochemicals and Constituents.
- History Traditional Uses of Herba Menthae,Field mint,and Old Traditions
- Indications and Combinations:Herba Menthae,Field mint.
- Administration Guide:How much Field Mint should I take?
- Herba Menthae or Bo He:Notes from Ancient Herbal Classics and Herbalists.
- Research Update:Field mint or Mentha haplocalyx.
Applications and Properties:
Wind-heat exterior syndrome manifested as fever, headache, mild aversion to wind and cold.
Early stage of measles with slight rash.
Stagnation of qi in the liver manifested as a full sensation and pain in the chest and costal region.
Driving insects:ward off mosquitoes and other biting insects or strewn in cupboards and beds to deter ants and fleas.
Clear the head and eyes,clear heat,
Disinhibit the throat,
Other applications:traditionally used as some deodorizer, perfume, food and beverage flavouring, and as an ingredient in hair oil,expectorant and cough syrup,killing worms,curing earaches,healing skin ulcers,dog bites,head wounds,increasing the milk supply in nursing mothers.
In the TCM system,the herb Herba Menthae(Mentha Leaf,Wild Mint,Bo He) are noted taste hot(pungent),nature cool.Enter into lung,liver meridians.
In the TCM system,the herb Herba Menthae(Mentha Leaf,Wild Mint,Bo He) used for various ailments and indicated for different cases of health problems and disease:anemopyretic cold(wind-heat type common cold),affection of exogenous wind-heat,wind-heat exterior syndrome,wind-warm syndrome initial stage,cephalea(cephalalgia,headache),red eyes,swelling and pain in throat,pharyngitis,aphtha,indigestion flatulence,nettle rash(urticaria),measles,measles without adequate eruption,dentalgia(toothache,dentagra),rash itching,scabies,chest and hypochondrium swelling,liver-depressed hypochondrium pain,urticaria.
At North America,the herb Peppermint(Mentha x piperta L) normally suggested for ingigestion,sore throat,nausea,colds,cancers,gas,and cramplike stomach and intestinal discomforts,to counter motion sickness,congestion,headache,heartburn,fever,and sleeplessness,antispasmodic,laxatives,bile-duct remedies,bile-stimulating formulations,tension and weariness,inflammation and itching,popular as flavoring,digestion regulator,gas remedy,antiseptic and local anesthetic agent,cold,cough preparations,insect bites,hemorrhoids,toothaches,and musculoskeletal pain,irritable bowel syndrome,lotions,aromatic mists,and aromatherapy formulations.
At Europe,the herb Wild Mint(Mentha aquatica) normally suggested for diarrhea and dysmenorrhea and other cases in folk medicine.
Dosage:Commonly suggested dosages Field mint is 1.5-8 grams of dried leaves,1.5-3 grams of a fluid extract or 2.5 grams of a tincture. A Field mint tea can also be made, with a maximum of three cups per day.In the TCM system,the herb Herba Menthae(Mentha Leaf,Wild Mint,Bo He) suggested internal as decoction 3~6 grams,should not boil too long,better add later,or into pellets,powder.External get juice by pounding or decoction apply at affected area.At North America,the dried leaf of peppermint is typically taken in doses of 1.5 to 3 grams,or an infusion is made with that amount.The strength of tinctures varies considerably,and so do recommended dosages.A tincture taken in doses of 2 to 3 milliliters is typical when the ratio of peppermint to liquid is 1 to 5,and contains 45 percent ethanol,etc.At Europe,the Wild Mint(Mentha aquatica) suggested as a tea and prepare add approximately 30 g of the drug to 500 mL of water,daily drink a wineglassful during the course of the day.
Safety and Toxicity:
Toxicity:Menthol in rats by subcutaneous injection lethal dose is 2.0g/kg.Same genus plant apple mint(round leaf mint)oil and peppermint oil lethal dose value are 641.1±2.4mg/kg and 437.4±18.3mg/kg.
Most adults can drink peppermint tea regularly without worrying about an adverse reaction;the relative concentration of menthol in peppermint tea is actually quite low.Most peppermint-related complaints occur when there are high concentrations of menthol or menthone in the preparation,or when products made with high concentrations of the oil,such as menthol cigarettes,are used.Take care in giving infants or small children peppermint tea or any preparations of peppermint oil.They may be startled or even gag or choke because of the intense fragrance and the menthol.
Warning:Never ingest pure menthal;it is poisonous and as little as teaspoonfull(1 grams per kilogram of body weight) can be fatal.
- 1.Common Mint Field Mint,Bo he,BOHE,su bo he,Peppermint,Herba Menthae,Field mint,Old Traditions and modern research.
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