Scientific name: Calamintha officinalis

Common names: Mountain Mint, Basil Thyme

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Arabic names:    الزعتر (alzza’etar)

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Family: Fabaceae

Approximate number of species known:

Common parts used: Whole herb

Collection: Summer

Annual/Perennial: Perennial

Height: Rarely 1 foot in height

Actions: Expectorant, diaphoretic

Known Constituents: camphoraceous, volatile, stimulating oil in common with the other mints

Constituents Explained:


Used in asthma and bronchitis.  Externally is is used to help repair wounds and for rheumatism.

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