Spearmint (Mentha spicata)
Fun fact: In ancient times, spearmint was renowned for curing sexually transmitted diseases, however, modern medical technology has not proven that spearmint has this power. In other words, kids, don't try this treatment at home!
Spearmint is a favorite flavor for gums and mints because of its refreshing and cleansing taste. However, this herb has been used for centuries for its therapeutic properties. The Greeks not only used it to scent their bath water, but as a restorative as well. In medieval times, spearmint was used to heal sore gums and whiten teeth. Today, spearmint is a favorite flavoring agent, and it is also a valued aromatic. Spearmint helps with digestive problems, headaches, respiratory health , and skin problems. Its fresh, minty aroma is invigorating and energizing, making it a wonderful scent to come home to and recharge after a demanding, stressful day.
Mixes well with: Basil, eucalyptus, ginger, lavender, myrrh, peppermint, rosemary, and wintergreen.
Parts used: Fresh flowering tops or whole plant.
Extraction method: Steam distillation.
Safety Information: Not compatible with homeopathic treatment.