Spearmint Essential Oil

Mentha Spicata China

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Spearmint essential oil has a warm, minty and sweet fragrance. A subtle alternative to peppermint. It is said to soothe and calm fiery emotions and bring inner tranquillity.

Latin Name
Mentha Spicata
Family
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Note
Top
Extraction
Essential oil by steam distilling the flowering tops.
Constituents
Pinene, carvone, cineole, linalool, limonene, myrcene, caryophyllene, menthol among others.
Origin
USA

This hardy perennial herb reaches about 1 meter in height and has bright green lance-shaped, sharply serrated leaves with pink or white coloured flowers.

History

It was used by the ancient Greeks as a restorative, and to scent their bathwater. The distilled water is used to relieve hiccups, colic, nausea, indigestion and flatulence. During the medieval times it was used to heal sore gums and also to whiten teeth. It is valued all over the world as a culinary herb, and has many folk names.