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Botanical Names Mentha arvensis
English Name Fieldmint
Telugu Name Podina
Family Labiatae
Medicinal Parts Leaf, stem, whole plant, extracts.

Pudina fights germs and parasites
Pudina and the Three Great Mints

Fieldmint is a common herb in the Indian Kitchen, popularly known as pudina.
The whole plant, leaves, stems and their extracts exhibit antispasmodic, carminative, stomachic, refrigerant, stimulant emmenagogue, diuretic, antifertility, anti- ovulatory, anti bacterial and anti-fungal properties in laboratory and clinical experiments.

Home Remedies

Abdominal gripe, indigestion Chew 1/4 tsp seeds of mint and drink a glass of warm water.
Abdominal pains, fever, heart burn, hiccups, jaundice, poor digestion, painful urination stomach ache Add 1 tbsp leaves to 1 teacup water Take twice or thrice a day
Biliousness, dyspepsia, indigestion, jaundice, morning sickness, piles, nausea

Mix 1 tsp each fresh juice of mint and lime along with 1 tbsp honey. Take 3 times a day.

Bad odour, infection in mouth Powder the dried plants. Use as toothpowder
Teeth problems Grind a handful of the dried leaves into a very fine powder. Add 1 tbsp salt and use it as toothpowder.
Burning sensation in legs Tie a handful of leaves along with 5 tbsp salt in a cloth. Warm it in a saucepan. Apply on the foot when bearably hot.
Urticaria Boil 1 tsp mint with 2 tsp raw sugar in a glass of water and drink.

Note: Individual results may vary

Pudina Chutney


  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh pudina leaves, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped or ground
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp thick coconut milk or yoghurt. Salt to taste.
Put all the ingredients into a blender and run on high for a few seconds to mix well. Add more yoghurt or coconut milk as desired to make the consistency you prefer.

You can use this as bread-spread or eat it with chapati or cooked rice.

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