Spearmint is one species of mint: an herbaceous rhizomatous perennial plant with pink or white flowers. It’s an invasive plant which is oftentimes grown in pots by gardeners, because of this trait.
The properties of spearmint oil resemble those of peppermint, but its effects are less powerful. It’s better adapted to children’s ailments then peppermint.
Spearmint is an ingredient in mixed drinks such as the mojito and mint julep. In the southern US, sweet tea, iced and flavored with this herb is a favorite.
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Botanical Name - Mentha spicata
Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled
Parts Used - Flowering plant
Note Classification - Middle
Aroma - Warm, spicy-herbaceous, minty
Largest Producing Countries - USA, Hungary, Spain, Russia, and China
Traditional Use – Spearmint oil is used as a fragrance component, mainly in soaps and colognes. It’s also primarily used as a flavor ingredient in a wide range of products, including toothpaste, chewing gum, confectionery, alcoholic and soft drinks.
Properties - Anesthetic (local), antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, decongestant, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, and tonic.
Benefits - Acne, asthma, bronchitis, catarrhal conditions, colds, colic, congested skin, dermatitis, dyspepsia, fatigue, fevers, flatulence, flu, headache, hepatobiliary disorders, migraine, nausea, nervous strain, neurasthenia, sinusitis, stress, and vomiting.
Blends Well With - Basil, eucalyptus, jasmine, lavandin, lavender, peppermint, and rosemary.
Safety Data –
is generally non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. There have been a few reported incidents of people reacting to it when used externally so use caution. This oil is not compatible with homeopathic treatment.
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