Benefits of Yerba buena
With its scientific name mentha arvensis, this plant is also known as the “Brook mint”, “Marsh mint”,“Peppermint”, “Tule mind” or the “Wild mint” in English. This species is known to be native of Europe and grows well at high elevations and rarely flowers in lowlands. Yerba Buena is widely cultivated to some extent all over the Philippines.
Yerba Buena contains carminative, stimulant, stomachic, aromatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, sudorific, emmenagogue, rubefacient, and stimulant properties. In the country, Yerba Buena tops and leaves are considered carminative and used as an antidote to stings of poisonous insects. It is also believed to help cure conditions such as diarrhea, renal and vesical calculus, stomach weakness, fevers, toothaches, headaches, dizziness, and more.