Liber Herbarum Minor (English)
The incomplete reference-guide to Herbal medicine





Water-mint, Marsh mint, Mentha aquatica, Mint, Spearmint, Water mint 


Mentha aquatica L., Mentha aquatica var. aquatica

Plant parts

foliage, Grass, Oil

Diseases & Uses


abdominal pain, Abdominal trouble, Ache, Aches, Acute coryza, Acute viral nasopharyngitis, Adstringent, Affections of the liver, Aids digestion, Analgesic, Anodyne, anorexia, Anorexy, Antalgic, Anti-bacterial, Antibacterial Agent, Anti-diarrheic, Anti-diarrhoeal, Antidiarrhoeic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiphogistic, antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Appetite stimulant, Appetizer, Appetizing, Asthenia of liver, Astrigent, Astringent, Bactericidal, Bactericide, Bacteriostatic, baktericidal, benificial effect on the digestion, biliary disorders, Bilious affection, Biliousness, Carminative, Cephalagia, Cephalalgia, chill, cholagogic, Cholagogue, Choleretic, Clears gas, cold, colds, common cold, complaints of the stomach, convulsive state, cooling, Cramp, cramps, diaorrhea, Diaphoretic, diarrhea, diarrhoea, Digestive, Digestive disorders, digestive problems, digestive trouble, Digestive weakness, Disdorders of the bile, disease of the digestive organs, disease of the gall, disease of the liver, disease of the stomach, Disinfectant, disorders of the digestive system, disorders of the liver, dispepsia, dyspepsia, emetic, Eupeptic, Expellant of bile, Fart, feeling of nausea, Flatulence, flatus, Gall-bladder complaints, gallbladder disorders, Gall-bladder problems, Gall complaints, Gas, gastralgia, Gastroenteritis, Good for digestion, good for the stomach, Headache, headaches, Head colds, head pains, hepatic disease, Herbal tonic, hidrotic, improves appetite, improves digestion, Increases the appetite, increase the bile secretion, indigestion, Induce sweating, induce vomiting, Inflammation, Insomnia, Intestinal affections, intestinal complaints, intestinal diseases, intestinal disorders, intestinal gas, intestinal problems, lack of appetite, Liver ailments, liver complaints, Liver diseases, Liver disorders, Liverishness, liver problems, Loss of appetite, mildly anaesthetic, Nausea, No medical use, no medicinal use, Pain, painful disorders, painkiller, pain relief, pain relieving, Pains, pain stilling, Pick-me-up, Poor appetite, Poor digestion, Promotes digestion, reduce inflammation, Refrigerant, Refrigerent, relax spasms, sleeplessness, soothes headaches, Spasm, Spasmolytic, stimulant, Stimulant to increase appetite, stimulates digestion, Stimulates the flow of bile, Stimulates the gallbladder, stimulate the appetite, stimulating, Stomach ache, stomach atony, stomach complaints, stomach debility, Stomach disease, stomach disorders, Stomachic, stomach lassitude, stomach pains, stomach problems, stomach tonic, stomach trouble, sudorific, sweat-inducing, Tonic, Vasodilator, vomitive, Warming digestive, weak stomach, wind

Women's diseases

Dysmennorhoea, Dysmenorrhea, Dysmenorrhoea, Menstrual pain, painful periods, Period pain


Aromatic, Condiment, culinary herb, Flavor, flavouring, Spice, tea substitute

Localiced use

Phytomedical use in Cyprus


 (-)-Limonene, 1,8-Cineol, 2-N-Amylfuran, Acacetin, Acetone, Alpha-Pinene, Apigenin, Beta-Caryophyllene, Beta-Farnesene, Beta-Myrcene, Beta-Pinene, bitter essence, Bourbonene, Camphene, carvone, Caryophyllene, Caryophyllene-Oxide, Cis-Beta-Ocimene, Elemol, enzyme, essential oil, eucalyptol, formic acid, Furfural, Gamma-Terpinene, limonene, linalool, Linalyl acetate, Melissic-Acid, menthofuran, menthol, menthone, Menthyl-Acetate, myrcene, Nerolidol, Octan-3-ol, Octan-3-Ol-Acetate, P-Cymene, P-Cymol, pinene, Piperitone, pulegone, Rosmarinic-Acid, Sabinene, Tannic acid, tannin, Tanning agents, terpinene, Terpinolene

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