Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Spearmint

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Spearmint flowers
Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

Spearmint oil comes from the flowering tops of the Mentha spicata plant. It has a stimulating effect.

Properties[edit]

Spearmint oil has many of the same properties as peppermint oil, but is gentler.

Digestive[edit]

Alleviates indigestion, nausea, vomiting and flatulence. May cure hiccups.

Emotional[edit]

Stimulates the mind.

Gynecological[edit]

Reduces heavy menstrual flow.

Immunological[edit]

Helps fight colds, flu and other infections.

Respiratory[edit]

Eases asthma, bronchitis, catarrh and coughs.

Skin[edit]

Relieves itching.