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  • Spearmint is an aromatic herb. The leaves and oil are used to make medicine.



Spearmint is used for digestive disorders including:

  • Gas
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Upper gastrointestinal tract spasms
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Bile duct and gallbladder swelling (inflammation)
  • Gallstones.

It is also used for:

  • Sore throat
  • Colds
  • Headaches
  • Toothaches
  • Cramps
  • Cancer
  • Inflammation of respiratory tract
  • Stimulant
  • Germ-killer
  • Local pain-killer
  • Anti-spasm medication.

Spearmint is applied directly to the skin for:

  • Swelling inside the mouth
  • Arthritis
  • Local muscle and nerve pain
  • Skin conditions including pruritus and urticaria.
  • In foods and beverages, spearmint is used as a flavoring agent.
  • In manufacturing, spearmint is used in health food products, cosmetics, and oral hygiene products such as mouthwash and toothpaste.


  • Spearmint seems to be safe when taken by mouth in food or medicinal amounts or when applied to the skin.
  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of spearmint during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Other Name

Curled Mint, Fish Mint, Garden Mint, Green Mint, Hierbabuena, Huile Essentielle de Menthe Verte, Lamb Mint, Mackerel Mint, Menta Verde, Mentha cordifolia, Mentha crispa, Mentha spicata, Mentha viridis, Menthe Verte, Menthe Crépue, Menthe Douce, Menthe à Épis, Menthe Frisée, Menthe des Jardins, Menthe Romaine, Our Lady’s Mint, Pahari Pudina, Putiha, Sage of Bethlehem, Spearmint Essential Oil, Spire Mint, Yerba Buena, Yerbabuena.


Source: WebMD, “Spearmint”, www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/

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