Spearmint is a hardy perennial mint with bright green serrated leaves that has been an important herb for millennia. Originally native to the Mediterranean countries, it is now common to many parts of the world. The Bible records that the ancient Pharisees paid tithes to their Temple in anise, cumin, and spearmint. 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.
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