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SPEARMINT

(Mentha virdis)


An aromatic, stimulant herb that improves digestion and relieves spasm. oil is less pungent than peppermint oil and is non-irritant.

PROPERTIES: alterative (mild), antimetic, antispasmodic, aromatic, calmative, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic (mild), nervine, stimulant, stomachic

Spearmint (Mentha virdis)
· has similar qualities as peppermint but is milder in its action
· better used on children due to complaints due to milder action
· has a stronger diaphoretic and diuretic than peppermint
· used for stomach problems – helps settle the stomach in the case of vomiting and nausea, and is helpful for morning sickness during pregnancy
· calming and soothing to stomach and intestine – it increases the circulation of the stomach
· there is no toxicity in spearmint so it is an excellent herb for even the sickest person to tolerate
· relieves smooth muscle spasms, increases blood circulation, promotes sweating – which helps to relieve pain
· combines with Ballota nigra for upper respiratory tract infections in children

SUGGESTED DOSAGE: should be used as directed by a qualified professional practitioner.
Tincture - Spray:
3-6 pumps three times daily.
Extract: ½ tsp 3 times daily.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: None found.

Please note: This information is compiled from traditional and modern herb books, articles and research. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner.