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1. Names:

Sanskrit: Pudinaha  
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English: Mint  
Botanical: Mentha spp  
Hindi: Pudinah  
Telugu: Pudina  
Common names:  Podina, Pudeena, Pudina  
Family name: Labiata  

2. Parts used:

  • Leaves.

3. Properties and Action According to Indigenous Medical Systems:

  • Rasa: Mathura.
  • Anurasa: Katu.
  • Veerya: Ushna.

4. Uses:


  • Used in cold and refreshing drinks.


  • It is carminative, stimulative, stomachic, diaphoretic and antispasmodic by nature.
  • It is good for colds, flu and fevers.
  • It helps digestion, rheumatism, hiccups, stings, ear aches, flatulence and for throat and sinus ailments.
  • It also helps motion sickness.

5. Names due to Physical properties:

  • Sugandhi patra: The leaves are with good smell.

6. Names due to Medical properties:

  • Vatihari: It prevents vomiting.

7. Reference:

Vasthu guna deepika, Vasthu guna prakashika, Chakradatta, Susrutam, Basabarajeezam, Bhavaprakashika, Vangacena, Charakasamhita, Vagvatamu, Hareetasamhita, Srijanakalpavalli.

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