Field Mint



Field mint (Mentha arvensis) is a plant from the Lamiaceae family that is found in the moderate climates of Eurasia. The use of field mint extends far and wide. Field mint purifies the air and breathing, cools fiery ailments and eases pains.


Field mint knows in different languages the following names:


Field mint grows in an area where since ages ayurveda, the Hinduistic medicine, is being practised. It is no wonder then that field mint is in use in ayurveda. Below you can find a general overview of the qualities of field mint from ayurvedic perspective.


Field mint is indigenous in Europe and has therefore a traditional place in Western herbology. Below follows an overview of the qualities.

Agni Yoga

In the Agni Yoga teachings of Helena Roerich we find references to peppermint (Mentha × piperita) in particular but also to mint (Mentha) in general (under which thus also field mint falls).


Field mint essential oil can be used aromatically, in bath, for massage and as a perfume. Consult before use the paragraph 'Side Effects' and when hesitant a doctor or therapist.

Side Effects

Usage of field mint essential oil on the manners as described under the paragraph 'Usage' is deemed safe. For completeness however can the following points of attention be mentioned. Consult when hesitant a doctor or therapist.


Field mint essential oil has in general constituents as follows:

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  • Helena Roerich, Letters of Helena Roerich, Volume I, 1929-1938, Agni Yoga Society, New York, 1979.
  • Helena Roerich, Letters of Helena Roerich, Volume II, 1935-1939, Agni Yoga Society, New York, 1981.
  • Swami Sadashiva Tirtha, The Āyurveda Encyclopedia, Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention and Longevity, Ayurveda Holistic Center Press, Bayville, 2005.
  • Robert Tisserand, Rodney Young, Essential Oils Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Edinburgh / et alibi, 2014.