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Mentha viridis, spearmint

Botanical names: Mentha viridis, Mentha spicata, Mentha crispa, Mentha glabra, Mentha crispata, Mentha tenuiflora, Mentha hortensis, Mentha balsamea, Mentha tenuifolia, Mentha romanaLamiaceae
Common names
English: spearmint, spear mint
Spanish: hierbabuena, yerbabuena
French: Menthe en épi, menthe verte
German: Grüne Minze, Ährige Minze, Speer-Minze, Krause Minze
Active constituents: essential oils consisting of carvone, limonene, dihydrocarvone, 1,8-cineol


Mentha viridis, spearmint
Mentha viridis, spearmint
illustration from Koehler's medicinal plants
 
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