Bush River Mint

Bush River Mint plant with leaves.

Bush River Mint (Mentha australis) is an Australian native mint with comparable or superior anti-oxidant capacity to spearmint. Mint is cultivated the world‐over for use in food flavouring and medicines as well as in aromatherapy, toothpaste, mouthwashes, and topical preparations. Mint has multiple biological activities including antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, antiviral, antipyretic, bronchodilator, decongestant, antiallergic and carminative actions. These actions are linked to bioactive compounds such as terpenoids and aromatic substances such as rosmarinic acid and mint is used to treat fever, coughs, colds, headache and digestive disorders, bad breath, cognitive improvement, dental plaque, and urinary tract infection [7, 8].


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