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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