Plantas medicinales españolasMentha pulegium L. (Labiatae) (Poleo, Poleo-menta)

  1. Muñoz Centeno, Luz María
  2. Alonso Beato, María Teresa
  3. Santos Bobillo, María Teresa
Studia botanica

ISSN: 0211-9714

Year of publication: 1998

Issue: 17

Pages: 97-107

Type: Article

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The present monographic of Mentha pulegium L. contains the botanical descripcion of the plant, ecology, corology, growing, gathering and the drug conservation. The morfological and anatomical microscopic characteristics of the oficinal organs are analysed, after that, these knowledges are applied to the plant fragments. The therapeutical applications are studied once its chemical composition and its pharmacological action are analised. We have made reference to its possible toxicology, to its contraindications and to its quality control. Finally, some formulation aspects are dealed with.