Analysis of the results of this ethnobotanical survey also shows that in traditional medicine, the most frequently cited and used species by the local population are : Rosmarinus officinalis, Thymus satureioides, Mentha suaveolens
, Artemisia herba-alba, Foeniculum vulgare and Mentha pulegium .
Bekkouche et al., "Essential oil composition and antimicrobial activity of wild and cultivated mint timija (Mentha suaveolens
Thus, the effects of the essential oil derived from Mentha suaveolens
(EOMS) and its active principle piperitenone oxide (PEO) were tested in in vitro experimental model of infection with HSV-1.
and Mentha suaveolens
Ehrh, which is widely cultivated throughout Brazil, where it is used as traditional drug to treat amebiasis, giardiasis and schistosomiasis (SOUSA et al., 2009).
For these reasons, our interest was directed to the study of antifungal effects of Mentha suaveolens
essential oil, alone or in combination with other antifungal drugs.
mediterranea +, Mentha suaveolens
+, Lemna minor +.
Some authors have considered Mentha rotundifolia as a synonym of Mentha suaveolens
(Hendriks and Van Os., 1976).
Writing about their findings in the journal Oecologia, the researchers said that aromatic plants, including lavender (Lavandula stoechas), apple mint (Mentha suaveolens
), the curry plant (Helichrysum itlaicum) and Achillea ligustica, significantly changed the composition of bacterial communities living on blue tit nestlings.
If you are looking for a mint which is sufficiently well behaved for the flower border, pineapple mint (Mentha suaveolens
'Variegata') is a good choice.
, the apple mint, is often used as a substitute for the common garden mint and is said to have a superior flavour, but, having hairy leaves, is not normally used as a garnish on salads and deserts.
Selections: Peppermints (Mentha x piperita) and spearmints (Mentha spicata) are best for cooking; pineapple mint (Mentha suaveolens
'Variegata') has beautiful variegated leaves.
Mints are invaluable, especially pineapple mint, Mentha suaveolens
Variegata with soft green, cream-edged foliage.