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Medicines, Volume 6, Issue 2 (June 2019)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Spearmint (Mentha spicata L.), an aromatic Mediterranean plant, has both antioxidant and [...] Read more. Spearmint (Mentha spicata L.), an aromatic Mediterranean plant, has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The report in this issue by Direito et al. suggests that spearmint extract might be useful as an add-on to existing therapies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). IBD is a chronic and incapacitating disease classified into two phenotypes (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease) that affects millions of people in western countries, with an increasing number of cases diagnosed every year. This associated between spearmint and IBD opens new research opportunities for exploring how a reduction in chronic inflammation could be associated with delayed progression of colon cancer in these patients. View this paper.