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- Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2014) Volume 4, Issue 35

Prospective Role in Treatment of Major Illnesses and Potential Benefits as a Safe Insecticide and Natural Food Preservative of Mint (Mentha spp.): A Review

Apart from its use for culinary purposes and as a home remedy for minor ailments, not many people are aware of the other “great” benefits of mint (Mentha spp.). Through this review article an attempt has been made to explore the emerging potential of mint (Mentha spp.) for treatment of various major diseases and promising action as an insecticide and repellent, as well as its potential application as a natural food preservative. This article justifies the emerging notion regarding adoption of safer and natural alternatives to the conventional antibiotics, medications and synthetic food preservatives carrying hazards in the form of numerous undesirable side effects.

Author(s): Shaikh S, Yaacob HB, Rahim ZHA

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