spearmint (Mentha spicata)

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« Spearmint has multiple uses but among the most important for people is its ability to calm the digestive system and particularly the upset stomach »

Common name(s): spearmint, garden mint, common mint, lamb mint, mackerel mint

Family: Lamiaceae

Origin: Mediterranean Europe, Africa, Asia

Parts used: aerial

Constituents: antioxidants, vitamins (C, B2, B6, B5, B9), minerals (iron, manganese, copper, potassium), flavonoids, menthol, alpha-pinene, ß-pinene, carvone, cineole, linalool, limonene, myrcene, caryophyllene, dihydrocarvone, cineol, tannins, bitter, phenolic acids

Therapeutic actions: antifungal, antioxidant, carminative, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, nervine, antiseptic, analgesic, antimicrobial, antiinflammatory, decongestant

Organs or systems affected: digestive system, blood, respiratory system, central nervous system, immune system

Main medicinal uses:

  • reduces fatigue and stress
  • relaxes stomach muscles
  • relieves dermatitis and soothes itching
  • helps relieve asthma and bronchitis
  • fights intestinal colic, flatulence and other digestive problems
  • boosts immune system

Counterindications: Peppermint is believed to be generally safe when consumed in amounts normally found in food. The essential oil present side effects if used in large quantities. Headaches, heart burn, and allergic reactions may occur with excessive use.

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