Spearmint has been valued
since ancient times to promote digestion, heal wounds, and relieve colds and congestion as
well as to heal a wide variety of ailments.
Modern herbalists suggest
using spearmint externally for itching and inflammation, and internally for digestive
ailments, colds, and insomnia.
How It May Benefit
Take internally for:
stomach spasms, flatulence, heartburn, stomach cramps, morning sickness during pregnancy.
nasal, sinus, and chest
congestion; colds; headache; sore mouth or throat.
Take internally and apply
Spearmint oil may cause
stomach upset if ingested. The oil is recommended for external use only.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Available as capsules,
prepared tea, fresh or dried leaves, tinctures, oil.