Nombre científico

Minthostachis mollis




It is a native grass of the Peruvian highlands. It grows in temperate Dimas, between 1700 and 2400 m Its leaves are small, opposite, serrated toothed, gray, due to its pubescence, and give off a pungent fragrance. Its flowers are small and white with five petals united ending with two lips and glomerular are arranged in small clusters. They are wild plants that grow into bushes on the heights of the Andes. They reproduce by seeds and vegetatively.


It grows in dry and moist soil rich in organic matter.


It is used for the proper functioning of the digestive system, such as in cases of flatulence. But above all it is a great relaxing smooth muscles. It is effective also for respiratory problems.


Infusion: The flowering branches and leaves are boiled for five minutes are used as relaxing and to reduce fever and inflammation. Cooking: The leaves are ground and mixed with paico and good to prepare the green suck, which is used to combat intestinal worms or grass cushpines.


A survey about knowledge of the medicinal plant in the provinces of Huaraz and Carhuaz, whose sample of 30 people aged 10 to 80 years of age, obtaining the following results was performed.