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Botanical Name: Mentha spicata

Description: Spearmint is a hardy perennial with bright green leaves growing 12-16" with a sweet minty scent.

Culinary Uses: Spearmints leaves and stems are used to flavor gums, candies, salads, jellies, liquers and many desert dishes as well as being used medicinally to rid one of bad breath, in aiding indigestion, gas, colic, and hiccups.

External Uses: Oil of Spearmint is used for headaches, migraines, colic, sinusitis, bronchitis, asthma, fatigue and the relief of itching.

Medicinal Parts Used: Leaves, stems

Medicinal Properties and Uses of Spearmint: Spearmint is anti-septic, antispasmodic, carminative, insecticidal, emmenagogue, stimulant, restorative. Used to treat colic, headaches, indigestion and itching.

Cautions: Spearmint is known to be safe and precaution of use needed if pregnant..

Spearmint Tea Recipe: Steep 1 tsp dried Spearmint in 1 cup water. Strain and drink.

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