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Spearmint Oil

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  • Botanical Name: Mentha Spicata
  • Common Name: Garden Spearmint and Pudina in Hindi
  • Native Country: Mediterranean area
  • Parts Used: flowering tops
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
  • Aroma: It has a similar aroma to that of peppermint oil, but is slightly sweeter and is pale yellow to greenish in color.

Uses: It is very useful to deal with digestive problems including flatulence, constipation, diarrhea and nausea, as it relaxes the stomach muscles and also relieves hiccups. Furthermore, it helps with headaches, migraines, nervous strain, fatigue and stress, as well as for the respiratory tract; helping with asthma, bronchitis, catarrh and sinusitis. On the skin it can relieve the itching of pruritus and helps with acne, dermatitis, congested skin and sore gums. Spearmint is widely used in flavours all over the world.

Description: It is a hardy perennial herb that reaches about 1 meter (3 feet) in height and has bright green lance-shaped, sharply serrated leaves and pink or lilac-colored flowers. Unlike peppermint, spearmint does not contain high amounts of menthol. The ancient Greeks used it to scent their bath water and it had a reputation for curing sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea. During the medieval times it was used to heal sore gums and also to whiten teeth.