Common name: Field Mint, Wild Mint, Corn Mint •
Assamese: podina •
Hindi: Ban pudina •
Kannada: chetamargugu, chetni-marugu •
Malayalam: putina, puttina, puttityana •
- Tamil: iyeccirkirai, kumarakamuli •
Telugu: igaenglikoora, igaenglikura •
Botanical name: Mentha arvensis Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Field Mint is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 10-60 cm (rarely to 100 cm) tall. The leaves are in opposite pairs, simple, 2-6.5 cm long and 1–2 cm broad, ovate, hairy, and with a coarsely serrated margin. The flowers are pale purple (occasionally white or pink), in distant clusters on the stem, each flower 3-4 mm long. Field Mint is found throughout Eurasia and into tropical Asia, at altitudes of 1200-2000 m
- Pudina is loaded with antioxidants and phytonurients and hence helps keep stomach cramps and acidity at bay.
- -Mint leaves has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps soothe skin infections. Mint juice acts as an excellent skin cleanser.
- -Since pudina has a very strong aroma, it gets to stimulate your brain functioning and helps cure nausea. Further, applying fresh mint leaves on the forehead relieves headache.
- -Mint leaves are a great remedy to relieve the pain caused during menstrual cramps.
- -Mint leaves has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and so it fights against tooth decay and bad breath and is widely used in mouth fresheners.