Spearmint Mentha spicata  Essential Oil Information

Mentha spicata

Spearmint Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Mentha spicata

 

USA

Leaves








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distillation

Clear

Thin

Strong








Fragrance

Cool, minty, slightly fruity












Benefits

Use for asthma, exhaustion, fever, flatulence, headache, nausea, scabies, and vertigo, as well as indigestion and sinusitis. Clears upper respiratory system, chest, lung and sinus congestion.















Blends Well With

Basil, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Spruce, Tea Tree














Constituents

a-pinene, B-pinene, carvone, 1,8-cineole, linalool, limonene, myrcene, caryophyllene, menthol













Properties

Anesthetic (local), antiseptic, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cephalic, decongestant, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, insecticide, nervine, stimulant (digestive), stomachic, tonic















Safety

Generally safe.  Generally safer for children than peppermint, but do not use on infants  younger than 30 months.











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