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Spearmint Essential Oil

Mentha spicata Origin: India

Spearmint Essential Oil

Overview

Botanical Name

Mentha spicata

Common Method Of Extraction

Steam distilled

Parts Used

Flowering plant

Note Classification

Top

Aroma

Warm, spicy-herbaceous, minty

Largest Producing Countries

Nepal, USA, and Hungary

Traditional Use

Used throughout the culinary and pharmaceutical industries. Medicinally it is known for its effects on the digestive system, and for relieving aches and pains.

Properties

Analgesic, anesthetic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, decongestant, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, tonic

Blends Well With

Basil, benzoin, eucalyptus, jasmine, lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint, rosemary

Of Interest

Spearmint oil is not as strong as peppermint oil and is considered a safer substitute in products for children.

Safety Data

Avoid with homeopathics.

Disclaimer

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.