Category Archives: Mint

Mint species (Lamiaceae) as a Source of Flavonoids

Mint plants (Lamiaceae) are perhaps best known for their characteristic essential oil. This oil has a very distinct minty aroma on account of the volatile oils that it contains. Many of the health effects of the mint family of plants … Continue reading

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Lamiaceae Family Plants as Antioxidants

Lamiaceae plants are a group of plants that belong to the Lamiaceae or mint family. They have a characteristic “minty” taste and smell that results from the presence of an essential oil contained within the plant tissues. Studies have investigated … Continue reading

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Lamiaceae Plants as Antimicrobials

Laminacae plants belong to the mint family of plants. These plants are characterised by their distinctive aroma and taste that results from their essential oils. The essential oils of Lamiaceae plants have been shown to possess significant antimicrobial effects against … Continue reading

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Lagochilus Plants: Phytochemistry

Lagochilus plants are a group of plants that belong to the mint or Laminaceae family of plants. These plants are native to Central and Southern America and Eastern Asia. There are 44 species of plant in this group and many … Continue reading

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Rosemary and Peppermint Essential Oils: Anti-Osteoarthritis Treatment?

Mentha piperita (peppermint) is a hybrid plant which is a cross between Mentha spicata (spearmint) and Mentha aquatica (watermint). Peppermint contains around 1.5 % essential oil with menthols as its main active ingredient. Peppermint has been evidenced to provide significant … Continue reading

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Mint: The Ultimate Garden Plant?

Mint plants are a group of flowering plants that belong to the Mentha genus within the Lamiaceae family. Mint plants are characterised by their distinctive smell and taste, which is often used to flavour sweets and candies. Mentha spicata is … Continue reading

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The Fluoride Content of Different Teas

Fluoride is almost ubiquitous in food. Because water contains trace amounts of fluoride naturally, and because fluoride is also added to drinking water, the mineral is present in nearly all foods. All drinks made with water are also likely to … Continue reading

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Carvone: Terpenoid with Central Nervous System Effects

Carvone is a secondary metabolite produced by a number of plants. Carvone belongs to the terpenoid group of phytochemicals. Terpenoids are molecules consisting of linked isoprene units, and in plants include monoterpenes, diterpenes, and sesquiterpenes. Carvone falls into the category … Continue reading

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Fluoride In Herb And Traditional Teas

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Mint (Mentha spp.): Possible Anxiety Treatment?

Mint is a group of plants that belong to the Lamiaceae (mint) family. Upwards of 20 species of mint are thought to exist, with water mint (Mentha aquatica), peppermint (Mentha piperita) and spearmint (Mentha spicata) perhaps being the most well … Continue reading

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