Spearmint

spearmint illustrationMentha spicata

Part used: Leaf

Energetics: Pungent, sweet, aromatic, cooling

Actions: anti-inflammatory, decongestant, expectorant

Indications: Colitis, Irritable bowel Syndrome, diarrhoea, motion sickness, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, cramps, cold and flu, sore throat, anxiety

Spearmint is a perennial plant that hails from Europe and Asia. It is known for its minty smell and taste and its spear-shaped leaves. Because of its pleasantly sweet taste it is often used to flavor toothpaste, mouthwash, chewing gum, and candy. Another way to enjoy spearmint is to brew either the fresh or dried leaves into a tea. Drinking spearmint tea can offer many health benefits such as relieving digestive issues, reducing hormone imblanaces in women, improving memory, fighting bacterial infections, reducing stress, and lowering blood pressure. The tea is delicious hot or cold and it is caffeine/calorie-free, making it easy to incorporate into your diet [1].

Spearmint is used in our Cleansing, Moroccan Mint Green and Moroccan Mojito.