Plant name: Mentha spicata 


Active constituents: phenolic complex and rosmarinic acid 


Medicinal properties: 

  • High phenolic content demonstrates improve brain function 
  • Decreased time to fall asleep thereby improving cognition and working memory 
  • Inhibit acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme that breaks down the vital memory-associated neurotransmitter acetylcholine, also inhibiting oxidative stress 
  • Data suggest that it delivers significant support for neurogenesis – new brain cells, protect existing neurons, and boost levels of neurotransmitters 
  • Rosmarinic acid has anxiolytic potential effect to neutralize stress