A contemporary review on pharmacognosy and pharmacological activities of mentha arvensis.

  • Hamsa. C.B Department of Pharmacology, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy Adichunchanagiri University, B G Nagar, Mandya-571448
  • Aishwarya B Department of Pharmacology, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy Adichunchanagiri University, B G Nagar, Mandya-571448
  • Roopa.D Department of Pharmacology, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy Adichunchanagiri University, B G Nagar, Mandya-571448
  • Rupesh Kumar M Department of Pharmacology, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy Adichunchanagiri University, B G Nagar, Mandya-571448
  • Bharathi DR Department of Pharmacology, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy Adichunchanagiri University, B G Nagar, Mandya-571448
  • Syed Sagheer Ahmed Department of Pharmacology, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy Adichunchanagiri University, B G Nagar, Mandya-571448

Abstract

Mentha arvensis belongs to the family Lamiaceae, it is also called Japanese menthol mint. This plant is endemic to Japan, as well as other parts of Europe, Central Asia, and Eastern Siberia. The pharmacological activity of M. arvensis is anti-microbial, anti-ulcer, radioprotective, cardiovascular, antioxidant activity, anti-allergic activity, and antidiabetic activity, cytotoxic properties, which are consistent with the plant's ethnopharmacological applications. Menthol is obtained from plant leaves of M. arvensis. Natural menthol is widely used in foods, confections, and cigarettes because of the cooling impact it has on the skin and mucous membranes of various body organs. Traditionally it is used as a contraceptive, carminative, antispasmodic, anti-peptic ulcer healing agent, and as a treatment for cough and cold. M. arvensis also used to treat liver and spleen illnesses, as well as asthma and jaundice. The leaf extract is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, treat infections, and prevent mosquitoes.

Keywords: Mentha arvensis, ethnopharmacological applications, Natural menthol

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30/07/2022
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C.B, H., A. B, R. D, R. K. M, B. DR, and agheer A. Syed. “A Contemporary Review on Pharmacognosy and Pharmacological Activities of Mentha Arvensis.”. International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry, Vol. 3, no. 3, July 2022, pp. 107-12, doi:10.46796/ijpc.v3i3.344.
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