SPEARMINT (Mentha spicata) – loose leaf herb

SpearmintT ‘n’ T Teas is a company run by qualified herbalists and natural therapists (and author of a forthcoming book on the subject of therapeutic herbs), using traditional remedies that have been handed down through the generations.

This offer is for a single herb ingredient, but contact us for a personalised consultation for herbal ingredient mixes that are tailored to your requirements. Contact us on our website, or through the eBay/Amazon messages.

Traditional therapeutic use

A native of the mint family, with a fresh taste common in many foods.

  • Laxative properties.
  • Antispasmodic effects.
  • Reduces female testosterone (beneficial to reduce facial hair).
  • High in antioxidants.
  • Beneficial plant compounds that may help balance hormones.
  • Lowers blood sugar.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Improves memory.
  • Fights bacterial infection (this is why it is often used in chewing gum).
  • Enhances bile production (sounds bad, but it is vital).
  • Reduces arthritis pain.
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Good stomach enhancer.
  • Antitussive effects, but can also be used for inhalation in case of a cold.

Possible side effects & interactions

Generally safe, but some people react to members of the mint family:

  • Allergic reactions against mint
  • Sedative properties may react with other drugs
  • possibly unsafe during pregnancy and breastfeeding when taken in large amounts.
  • Spearmint extract may also cause kidney and liver damage in larger quantities.

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