Review article: The use Of M. longifolia in the development of some medicines

Document Type : Review Articles


1 Institute technical baquba, Middle technical university, dayala

2 Seinseice Department, College of basic education, Dayala University, Dayala, Iraq


Mentha longifolia (wild mint) is used in Iraq and other nations, it was used in medicinal purposes. Several studies have shown the plant's various pharmacological effects. Our objective in preparing this article is to showing M.longifolia conveintional purposes along with its pharmacological and treatment effects. Mint is characterized by its distinctive aromatic smell that belongs to the carvone compound, and mint was used since ancient times in alternative therapy in treatment of several cases. It is used as a laxative for the nervous system and in solving a number of digestive problems. Mint has been discovered to increase the development and function of salivary glands as well as digestive enzymes, which aids the digestive tract in the digestion process as well as the management of nausea. It is also used in the manufacture of toothpastes because of its role in fighting the bacteria that cause tooth decay, and its strong smell is important in opening the respiratory passages, so it helps relieve coughing and expel sputum, based on a review of some studies in this article, we can conclude that mint is a natural source for developing drugs.


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  • Receive Date: 18 October 2021
  • Revise Date: 29 November 2021
  • Accept Date: 13 December 2021
  • First Publish Date: 13 December 2021