A Digestive Reliever
Wild mint is a powerful digestive supporter. It is known as a stomachic, meaning it promotes the appetite and assists with digestion. Wild Mint can be used for indigestion, flatulence, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, constipation, dysentery, intestinal worms and many other abdominal disorders. This is due to its carminative, antispasmodic and anthelmintic properties.
It’s also used to relieve gall stones and jaundice.
A Respiratory Supporter
Traditionally, and still, until today, the leaves are used to relieve colds, coughs, sinus infections and headaches, asthma, dyspnea, tonsilitis and other respiratory ailments. It also contains anti-catarrhal properties which help to expel mucous from the body.
The use of Wild mint in the treatment of throat irritation, mouth and sore throat is widespread.
A Urinary Protector
Wild mint is used for bringing relief to conditions of the urinary tract including urinary tract infections (UTI), bladder and kidney stones and other kidney and bladder ailments. This can be attributed to its diuretic properties. Wild mint has been reported to help reduce both the activity of UTI causing bacteria and their antibiotic resistance.
A Women Supporter
Wild Mint’s antispasmodic and sedative properties allow it to be helpful in the aid of painful menstruation and PMS.
A Microbial Detector
The essential oil of Wild Mint has shown interesting antimicrobial activity against numerous microbes which includes those that cause E. coli, Salmonella, Listeriosis, Pneumonia, Athlete’s foot, Ringworm, Jock itch and other fungal infections. Wild mint also showed significant anthelmintic activity against pinworms, Syphacia obvelata and Aspiculuris tetraptera.
An Antioxidant Boost
Wild mint shows significant antioxidant activity. Antioxidants prevent free radicals from causing damage to cells resulting in disease. A study showed that antioxidants within wild mint protected cellular viability and limited protein and DNA damage. They also reduced oxidative degradation and conserved antioxidant activity.
A Topical Healer
Wild Mint can be used topically to treat wounds and swollen glands. Muscle pains, sprains and swellings can be soothed by applying a mint poultice.
Wild mint is used to relieve headaches, hysteria, fevers and calms the nervous system. It can be used as a tonic for general weakness and blood purification.
Properties and Action
Anthelmintics, Antibacterial, Anti-fungal, Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Antipyretic (fever), Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Decongestant, Diaphoretic (sweat), Diuretic (urination), Febrifuge (reduce fever), Sedative, Stimulant, Tonic
Respiratory System, Digestive System, Nervous System, Muscular System, Reproductive
Acute Cases: 20-30 drops 3 x per day
Maintenance: 20-30 drops 1-2 x per day
Dilute in a small amount of water. Shake before use. Store in a cool, dark place. Take a 2-week break after every 6 weeks.
Do not take when pregnant. Consult with your medical healthcare practitioner before taking any herbs while on medication.
Mentha Longifola (Wild Mint), Natural Sugarcane Alcohol, Water
*This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicine Control Council. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.