Since the origin in life, plants have remained the primary source of food, shelter and various remedial approaches. Plants are being in use for treating various kind of diseases across the world. Mentha arvensis linn. is a medicinal plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family. It is utilized as a household remedy, food seasoner and for many other industrial purposes. Mentha arvensis is traditionally used in patients with hypertension and ischemic heart disease. The plant species are well recognized for their folk medicinal uses, especially to treat cold, fever, digestive and cardiovascular disorders. The leaves of Mentha arvensis are recorded to possess potent therapeutic values. Leaves of plant also possess aromatic fragrance and are utilized as a flavoring agent. The leaves are utilized for the treatment of liver disease, spleen, asthma and jaundice. Various bioactive compounds isolated from this plant are terpenoids, alcohols, rosmarinic acids and phenolics. These bioactive compounds have many pharmacological properties such as antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, antioxidant, antiulcer, immunomodulatory, antifertility and anti-tumor. These pharmacological activities of the Mentha arvensis plant are also mentioned in the literature of ayurveda, unani and other traditional system of medicine. The present review is summarizing the general description, phytochemical compounds, traditional view, modern view and pharmacological activities of the Mentha arvensis plant.
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Shifali Thakur, Bhawna Walia, Gitika Chaudhary. Mentha arvensis (Pudina): A Review Based upon its Medicinal Properties. Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2021; 13(3):143-8. doi: 10.52711/0975-4385.2021.00024
Shifali Thakur, Bhawna Walia, Gitika Chaudhary. Mentha arvensis (Pudina): A Review Based upon its Medicinal Properties. Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2021; 13(3):143-8. doi: 10.52711/0975-4385.2021.00024 Available on: http://rjpponline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-13-3-7
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