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

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

Spearmint flowers
Spearmint flowers
Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

Properties edit

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

Digestive edit

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

Emotional edit

Stimulates the mind.

Gynecological edit

Reduces heavy menstrual flow.

Immunological edit

Helps fight colds, flu and other infections.

Respiratory edit

Eases asthma, bronchitis, catarrh and coughs.

Skin edit

Relieves itching.