Mentha Longifolia

Mentha longifolia is a very aromatic mint herb family growing in Asia, Europe, and Northern and Southern Africa. It is also known as mentha longifolia or horse mint, and it has been used for many decades in foods and medicine. Probably, one of the reasons why this extract is so popular is that the plant is easily cultivated almost in all environments. Due to its deep root the plant spreads very quickly. Due to this fact the harvest can be easily gathered.
Today, mentha longifolia extract is used as an ingredient in a great number of food supplements, medicines, etc. It is extremely popular in the Iranian traditional medicine for its ability to start menstrual bleeding in ladies (more information can be found at Omega xl) who suffer from decreased FSH serum and early amenorrhea. Mentha longifolia extract can be used as an antiseptic, a remedy that gives energy, adds endurance and helps to build muscle mass. It is an effective cold remedy that removes fever and even fights erectile dysfunction. Mentha longifolia also increases metabolism and testosterone levels, it opens airways, fights stomach aches, asthma, treats oral and skin sores.

Although menta longifolia is nowadays widely used, it will be safe only when taken for a short period of time and in small doses. It can be called simply mint and its leaves are used for making mint tea which is known for its calming and relaxing effect. It has been used for many years due to other different benefits. It also cures indigestion. In addition, the mint smell helps to relieve headache. But consuming too much of this tea can cause a number of health problems.
Drinking menta longifolia tea can cause flushing (reddening of the skin), skin irritation, irritated mucous membrane, headache, and heartburn. One of the most active chemicals of this tea is menthol. It can cause throat closure not only in children but also in adults. An individual with asthma should avoid menta longifolia because it worsens the condition making it difficult to breathe.
Pregnant women or those nursing a baby are extremely recommended to avoid consumption of menta longifolia tea. This tea may cause a miscarriage, while applying menta longifolia oil on a child's face can cause serious breathing problems.