Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Spearmint
- Spearmint (Mentha spicata)
Spearmint oil comes from the flowering tops of the Mentha spicata plant. It has a stimulating effect.
Properties[edit | edit source]
Spearmint oil has many of the same properties as peppermint oil, but is gentler.
Digestive[edit | edit source]
Alleviates indigestion, nausea, vomiting and flatulence. May cure hiccups.
Emotional[edit | edit source]
Stimulates the mind.
Gynecological[edit | edit source]
Reduces heavy menstrual flow.
Immunological[edit | edit source]
Helps fight colds, flu and other infections.
Respiratory[edit | edit source]
Eases asthma, bronchitis, catarrh and coughs.
Skin[edit | edit source]