Medicinal Uses and Benefits of Herba Buena

Herba buena has the scientific name of   Mentha abvensis Linn. Also known as ablebana, hierba buena, yerba buena, mint, peppermint and marsh mint.

yerba buena


1) Used in pharmaceutical preparations to disguise the taste of evil-smelling and unpleasant drugs.

2) It is used as a flavoring in confections and dentifrices.

3) The tops and leaves are carminative and, when bruised, are used as an antidote for the stings of poisonous insects.

4) the mint is valuable in neuralgic affections and is specific in renal and vesical calculus.

5) It is remedy for weakness of the stomach and for diarrhoea.

6) A valuable antiseptic.

7) An alcoholic or ethereal extract can be used as local anaesthetic in affections of the nose, pharynx and larynx.

8) May cure obstinate vomiting during pregnancy.

9) Dr. Jones successfully used a 20 percent alcoholic solution for inhalation in asthmatic cases.

10) The leaves and stems are infused, and used as a carminative, an antispasmodic, and a sudorific.

11) Menthol produces local anesthesia in cases of headache and facial neuralgia.

12) Its decoction, or vapor is largely used with lemon grass as a febrifuge.

13) Can remove hiccups.

14)  The plant has antispasmodic and emmenagogue properties. It is used in jaundice. The powdered, dried plant I used as a dentifrice.

compiled by bureau of plant and industry

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