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.