Mentha longifolia from Kashmir, very commonly growing along irrigation channels, ponds and wet places. Photographed Botanical Garden near Cheshmashahi on June 26, 2010
English: Horse mint, Biblical mint, Wild mint
hindi: Jangli pudina
Punjab: Baburi, Bellane, Kashu, Pudnakushma
Mumbai: Pudina vartalau
Eaten as chutney; leaves and flowering tops yield essential used as substitute of peppermint oil; also medicinal.
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