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Mentha longifolia

Mentha longifolia

Afrikaans: Balderjan

English :    Wild mint

IsiXhosa:   Inzinziniba


Description and diagnostic features   

   It is a crawling herbaceous plant with strong mint aroma.  It has long pointed leaves.    


Part used     

    Leaves


Uses                

    Antacid, especially useful after a meal so as to switch from digestion to absorption.


Warning          


Habitat             

It grows best where there is plenty of especially moving moisture.

All along the banks of  water courses in South Africa.


Propagation    

  Grows easily from cuttings.