FIELD MINT

LATIN NAME: Mentha haplocalyx (or Mentha arvensis)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Chinese herbalists believe this fragrant mint speeds recovery in diseases such as measles by bringing rashes to the skin’s surface.  Field mint is also prescribed for a range of conditions that include gynecological problems and emotional disturbances.  Characterized in Chinese medicine as an acrid, cool herb, field mint is cultivated throughout China.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:  Nursing mothers should not use this herb, since it may cause insufficient production of milk.

TARGET AILMENTS:  Take internally for:

  • Rashes in the early stages, sore throat, red eyes, headache.
  • Emotional instability
  • Gynecological problems.
  • Childhood convulsions.

SIDE EFFECTS:  None expected.

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