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PHYTO- NUTRIENTS Orientin and Vicenin flavonoids – anti-cancer protection from free-radical damage
NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS
  • Mild sedative
  • Headache treatment
  • Digestion – relaxes smooth muscles of intestines and dilates small blood vessels and is anti-bacterial
PLANT FAMILY Mint. Related to: Mint, Rosemary, Oregano, Marjoram, Sage, Thyme
DANGERS Oxalate (Calcium binding and Kidney health)

Adapted from:

Murray, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of Healing Food. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books

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