Spearmint (Menta spicata)

Spearmint (Menta spicata)

Spearmint

(Mentha spicata)

Description…

Spearmint has been valued since ancient times to promote digestion, heal wounds, and relieve colds and congestion as well as to heal a wide variety of ailments.

Modern herbalists suggest using spearmint externally for itching and inflammation, and internally for digestive ailments, colds, and insomnia.

How It May Benefit You…

Take internally for:

  • upset stomach, stomach spasms, flatulence, heartburn, stomach cramps, morning sickness during pregnancy.
  • nasal, sinus, and chest congestion; colds; headache; sore mouth or throat.

Take internally and apply externally for:

  • muscle pains,
  • external infections,
  • chapped hands.

Caution…

Spearmint oil may cause stomach upset if ingested. The oil is recommended for external use only.

WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.

Availability…

Available as capsules, prepared tea, fresh or dried leaves, tinctures, oil.

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