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What other names is Wild Mint known by?

Baume d'Eau, Baume de Rivière, Hairy Mint, Hierbabuena, Marsh Mint, Menta del Agua, Menta del Pantano, Menta Vellosa, Mentha aquatica, Mentha palustris, Menthe Aquatique, Menthe à Grenouille, Menthe Rouge, Water Mint, Yerbabuena.

What is Wild Mint?

Wild mint is an herb. The leaves are used to make medicine.

People take wild mint tea for diarrhea and menstrual cramps. It is also used as a drying agent (astringent) and stimulant.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Diarrhea.
  • Painful menstrual periods.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of wild mint for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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