Field Mint (Bo He)

Field Mint (Bo He)

Field mint (or corn mint) is the common name for the mentha (menthae) haplocalyx plant.  There are almost 20 varieties of mint that is or has been used medicinally in every part of the world.

When taken internally, field mint has been used in the treatment of fevers, headaches, digestive disorders and various minor ailments[1].  Externally, it has seen use as an antiseptic, antibacterial, and mild relief for rashes and skin irritation.  It can be used to reduce inflammation in muscle groups, joints, as well as varicose veins. It is also a great treatment for gout[2].  Clinical testing has shown benefit when mint is used as part of a topical herbal treatment for atopic eczema by significantly attenuating histamine release and prostaglandin D(2) synthesis[3].

As an interesting note, mint is disliked by certain insects and rodents.  It has been used to deter both by being placed in gardens and houses.

Battle Balm® contains a Premium Quality Field Mint as one of its 20 key ingredients.  It’s just one of the hand selected herbs used to manage pain, reduce inflammation, treat minor skin irritations, and perform as a topical pain reliever.  It’s a powerful, synergistic ingredient of Battle Balm® designed to help you take your training to the next level.

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References:

  1. http://www.herbalpedia.com/MINT,%20CORn.pdf (Mint, Corn)
  2. http://www.aromaticplantproject.com/articles_archive/Mint_Family_Uses.html (The Mint Family - Uses of Mints)
  3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18725279 (Traditional Chinese medicine for atopic eczema...)