Product Name:Peppermint (Bo he)
Chinese Name: Bo he
Medical Name: Herba Menthae
Latin Name: Mentha arvensis ssp. haplocalyx, Mentha austriaca, or Mentha arvensis L., a perennial herb, of the Labiatae family
Origin: Leaves only
Quotes from Chinese historical sources:
TANG DYNASTY NEWLY REVISED MATERIAL MEDICAL: "It is indicated for febrile diseases due to pathogenic wind and for excessive sweating, and it treats distending pain in the chest and abdomen arising from contaminants."
METHODOLOGY OF MEDICATION: "It clears pathogenic wind from the head and relieves pathogenic wind-heat."
COMPENDIUM OF MATERIAL MEDICAL: "It relieves ailments of the throat, mouth and teeth, and treats scrofula, sores, scabies, rubella, pruritus and urticaria."