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Scientific name of Mentha: Mentha logifolia / Ocimum kiliandscharicum Guerke
Name in different languages:-
Malayalam: Karpoorathulasi കർപ്പൂരതുളസി, Kattuthulasy
Useful plant parts of Mentha: Whole plant
It is a perennial erect, aromatic ( peppermint-scented aroma) herbs, wide-spreading stolons with branched stems, it grow 10 to 120 cm tall, in wet environments or moist soils. The leaves arranged opposite and in pairs, from oblong, ovate, colors range from dark green to gray-green or sometimes seems in yellow. The flowers are 3 to 5 mm long, purplish or lilac, produced in dense clusters on branch apex and tapering spikes.
It used in the treat of Asthma, allergy, cold as a purgative to stomach cleaning, urination.
Pulegone is the major compound, Menthol, camphor, linalool, nerolidol, safrole.