, also known as Mentha spicata,
, is native much of Europe and southwest Asia. Spearmint
gets its name from its crinkled leaves, which resemble the shape of the blade of a spear.
is edible and Medicinal. The leaves and flowers of the Spearmint
plant are edible raw or cooked. Spearmint
has a strong flavor and are used in salads or added to cooked foods. A medicinal herbal tea made from fresh Spearmint
or dried leaves has a very pleasant and refreshing taste. Spearmint
tea leaves the mouth and digestive system feeling clean. Mint jelly made from Spearmint
is also a long time favorite world wide.
has been used in alternative medicine for its anti-emetic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, restorative, and stimulating properties. Tea made from the Spearmint
leaves is used in the treatment of fevers, bronchitis, chills, cramps, chronic gastritis, common cold, headaches, indigestion, morning sickness, motion sickness, nasal congestion, nausea, halitosis, painful menstruation, and various minor ailments.
As with any herb or supplement, a physician should be consulted prior to use.
Dried Spearmint Leaf