Mentha arvensis Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Mentha arvensis Linn.belongs to Labiatae, Lamiaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Faodanj, Faodanj , Fotanj , N'anaa, Fotanj.
The English Names for this herb are Mint, Peppermint.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Fudanj, Phodno, Podina, Pudna.

Pharmacological Actions


  • Absorbent
  • Anti-pruritic
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Aromatic
  • Carminative
  • Desiccant
  • Diuretic
  • Emmenagogue
  • Expectorant
  • Flavouring Agent
  • Gastric
  • Local Anaesthetic
  • Refrigerant
  • Sedative
  • Stimulant
  • Stomachic

  • Indications

    The Indications of Leaves of Mentha arvensis Linn. are Fever, Chorela, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Chronic Indigestion, Menstrual irregularity, Stomach Debility, Hiccup, Stomachache, Liver Pain.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Mentha arvensis Linn..


    The Temperament of Leaves of Mentha arvensis Linn. is 2nd order, warm and dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    GastolAshraf laboratories (Pvt) Ltd.
    HazumAshraf laboratories (Pvt) Ltd.
    JAWARISH ANARAINHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    JAWARISH TAMARHINDIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    JOSHABA SADAR(CHEST-TEA)Hamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    LABOOB-E-KABIR MUQQUAWIE BAHHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    LAOOQ MO TADILHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MUFARREH SHAHIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    NAMAK SULAMANIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    QURS SAFUF-UL-IMLAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    QURS-E-PODINAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Mentha arvensis Linn. is used in the preparation of Arq Ajeeb, Arq Hazim, Arq Pan, Arq Podinah, Halwai-Supari Pak, Jawarish Anarain, Jawarish Podinah, Jawarish Tamr Hindi, Khuban, Laooq Mo'tadil, Lubub Kabir, Ma'jun Baladur, Ma'jun Fotinji, Ma'jun Khadar, Ma'jun Nankhwah, Ma'jun Sangdana Murgh, Qurs Podinah, Ruhe Podinah, Safuf Na'na, Sikanjbin Na'na, Zimad Ushaq compounds.


    Leaves3.000g - 6.000gN/A

    Herb's Description

    No information regarding Mentha arvensis Linn.'s description is currently available.

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Afghanistan, Asia, Australia, Europe, India, Iran, Kashmir, North America, Pakistan.. It thrives well in humid and temperate climates and is sensitive to drought. it grows well on light calcareous soils or deepish loans in open sunny situations.


    No information regarding Mentha arvensis Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Mentha arvensis Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Mentha arvensis Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    The oil may cause allergic reactions. Large quantities of herb or its active ingredients are not advised for internal use in children.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Mentha arvensis Linn.. (work in progress)