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Botanical Name(s): Mentha Arvensis, Pipertia
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Mentha
Species: M. piperita
Popular Name(s): Field Mint, Corn Mint, Japanese Mint, Wild Mint, Pudina.
Parts Used: Whole Plant, Oil.
Habitat: Found through out India.

Podina is an herbaceous perennial herb that grows to a height of 10 to 60 cm. This downy herb has running rootstocks and a rigid branching stem. The lanceolate oblong leaves are simple and sharply toothed, paired in opposites with minute hair. They are 2 to 6.5 cm in length and 1 to 2 cm in width. The pale purple flowers (sometimes white or pink) are found in clusters at the stem where each flower measures 2 to 4 mm in length. The plant is native to the temperate regions of Europe, western and central Asia (eastern Siberia and east of the Himalayas) and North America. It is commonly known as pudina in Hindi.

Plant Chemicals
(+)- volatile oil, carvone, limonene, 1,8-cineole, trans-carveol, linarin, pulegone, menthol, menthene, menthenone.

Uses & Benefits of Podina