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

Spearmint flowers
Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

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

PropertiesEdit

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

DigestiveEdit

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

EmotionalEdit

Stimulates the mind.

GynecologicalEdit

Reduces heavy menstrual flow.

ImmunologicalEdit

Helps fight colds, flu and other infections.

RespiratoryEdit

Eases asthma, bronchitis, catarrh and coughs.

SkinEdit

Relieves itching.