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Spearmint

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Spearmint
Mentha spicata L.
Organic
1 ounce

Spearmint has been used historically as a digestive remedy. It is anti-inflammatory, and stops gastrointestinal spasms. Spearmint is a diuretic, and helps reduce fevers, helps with respiratory problems and relieves stress.

A hardy perennial mint with bright green serrated leaves, spearmint has served as an important medicinal herb for millennia. Originally native to the Mediterranean countries, it is now common in many parts of the world. The Bible records that the ancient Pharisees paid tithes to their Temple in anise, cumin and spearmint. The sixteenth century English herbalist Gerard quotes the Roman historian Pliny, "The smell of Mint does stir up the minde and the taste to a greedy desire of meate." Beginning in about the fourteenth century, spearmint was used for whitening teeth, and its distilled oil is still used to flavor toothpaste and chewing gum, although it is not as commonly used as peppermint.

Typical Preparations:

Taken as a tea and added to other herbal mixtures for flavor. Also used in some culinary creations.

The essential oil and hydrosol have also been used for both culinary and flavoring purposes.

Precautions:

We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

Packaged in a lined food safe, re-sealable Kraft bag with window.

Information about herbs, oils and body care products on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prevent, treat or cure any diseases or health concerns.



This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 19 January, 2012.




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