—Mentha Aquatica. —It grows wild by ditch sides. It grows a foot and a half high. The stalks are square, erect, firm, and strong, generally of a brown colour; leaves broad and short, they stand two at a joint, and are of a brownish or dark green colour, rather hairy, and serrated about the edges. The flowers are larger than those of common mint, and are of a pale red colour; they stand in round thick clusters, at the tops of the stalks and round the upper joints, The smell is rather agreeable, mixed as if Mint and Penny­royal.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Mint:

The distilled water is a remedy for colic, pams in the stomach and bowels, and it promotes menstruation. A single dose frequently cures the colic. Its virtues are great, and it ought to be better known, and more used. It may be given in infusion. It removes obstructions, and strengthens the system.
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