22 Dec Spearmint (Menta spicata)
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.
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.
Available as capsules, prepared tea, fresh or dried leaves, tinctures, oil.