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Wednesday, April 7th, 2021


Bogbean, Buckbean

Family: Menyanthaceae

Medical Use: Loss of appetite, fever, gastrointestinal (stomach, intestine), menstrual cycle .

Parts: Leafs. Some records suggest, flowers can be used together.

Side effects:
  • No serious side effect in recommended dose. Can irritate gastrointestinal tract at high dose.

Drug interaction:
  • Can interact with blood thinners (Anticoagulant).

  • Can be bad if having any of dysentery, colitis, diarrhea
  • Can be dangerous if there is risk of bleed.

How to Use:


Muscle pain, neurotic pain, itch, irritable bowel, intestine inflammation and parasites, sedative, vomit, migraine: Tea: 10-15 piece leaf, smash lightly, add 150ml boiled water, brew 3-5min, drink hot. 2 times a day Neurotic pain, migraine: Essential oil: One spoon oil in a bowl, fullfilled with hot water. Inhale its steam. Also oil can spread between upper lip and nose to inhale


Neurotic pain, migraine: Essential oil: Simply apply it on areas with pain Antiseptic: Essential oil: 2-3 drops in 100ml water, gargle and rinse with it

Name Mentha considered to came from greek ‘minytho: microbe cleaner’ or indish ‘manta: smash and rub’. Peppermint is a natural hybrid of M. aquatica (watermint) and M. spicata (spearmint, common mint).

Even other varieties have been used to medical purpose, today only M. Piperita and M haplocalyx distinguis as medicine. Peppermint has spread today to all regions of world.

In ancient Egypt some drawings similar to mint have been found, also in some pyramids dry leaf itself, dated to 1000bc. Book named Tang Bencao proves that allready in 7. century in Chine mint has been used to treatments. Also ancient Greek resources refer to the plant as medicine. At 15. century it has begann to grown by English society.

Dry leafs wouldnt effect same way, because they are losing their essential oil by drying period.

Content: Menthol (mostly), menthon (less), menthil acetate, menthofuran, trepenoids, flavonoids (kaempferol, hesperidin, eriocitrin, tannen, resin