Mentha
MENTHA

English Name : Mentha arvensis

  • Local Name (Nepali Name) : Pudinaa
  • BotanicalName : Mantha Arvensia
  • Family Name : Labiatae
  • Season : June – July
  • Parts Used : Leaves

Description

Mentha is widely found in terai region of Nepal, especially far west region. It was adopted and now cultivated for commercial purpose. It is a perennial herb, 60 cm high. Leaves simple, opposite, short stalked, oblong, 2.5- 5 cm long obtusely or acutely serrated. Flowers are small and lilac in auxiliary whorls. Fruits nut lets are smooth. It’s essential oil is extracted via steam distillation process.

Physical and Chemical Properties