Wild Mint

Other Name(s):

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.


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.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information available to know how wild mint works.

Uses & Effectiveness

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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Side Effects

There isn't enough information to know if wild mint is safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of wild mint during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


The appropriate dose of wild mint depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for wild mint. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.


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Reviewed on 6/14/2021

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