Mints

Mentha spp.

Folk names: Brandy Mint, Lammint, Garden mint

Warning: Potential Drug Interactions + Heartburn Potential

Due to the various types of mints, some have drug interactions - peppermint and spearmint are generally considered safe but some varietals can have drug interactions.

Mints can cause increased digestive issues such as heartburn.

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Analgesic

  • Anti-emitic

  • Antimicrobial

  • Antispaasmodic

  • Carminative

  • Diaphoretic

  • Nervine

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any 

Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

Planet: Mercury
Element: Air, Fire
Gender: Masculine

Astrological Sign: Taurus

Parts Used: Leaves

Divinities: 

  • Hecate​

  • Pluto

Chakra:

  • Third Eye

  • Throat

Holidays:

  • Any, Wreaths and crowns are common among many cultures

Working with Mints

There are many varietals of mint and therefore many ways, traditions, and qualities for each species. That said, most commonly used are Peppermint (Mentha piperita) and Spearmint (Mentha spicata) - these two can usually be used interchangably. Your particular favorite mint may have special qualities so investigating others is definitely worth your while! 

Mint in Action

The Bat & Raven offers these products that utilize the properties of Mint.

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​Magical Uses

  • Abundance

  • Clearing the Way

  • Communication

  • Consecration

  • Dream

  • Energizing

  • Exorcism

  • Fertility

  • Happiness

  • Healing

  • Hex-breaking

  • Home Blessing

  • Joy

  • Love

  • Luck

  • Lust

  • Mental Clarity

  • Money

  • Prosperity

  • Protection

  • Psychic Powers

  • Removing Blockages

  • Self-expression

  • Sleep

  • Spell Enhancer

  • Strength

  • Success

  • Travel

  • Vitality

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