(tinctura Mentha spicata)
from AMAZON HERBS®
Spearmint (Garden mint) originally from the Mediterranean, is an aromatic herb, mainly used for culinary purposes in many cuisines. Also used as a flavor in chewing gums and tooth paste. The taste is pleasant but less strong than peppermint.
Spearmint also had medicinal properties; it is used as a natural stimulant, carminative and antispasmodic.
Flavnoids, carvone, limonene, other monoterpene hydrocarbons, limonene, cineole, monoterpenes.
Research has shown that spearmint tea may be used as a treatment for hirsutism (excessive hairiness on women where hair normally is absent or minimal). The anti-androgenic properties reduce the level of free testosterone in the blood, while leaving total testosterone and DHEA unaffected. However more research into the toxic effects of this application in humans is necessary.
Spearmint has also been found as having excellent antioxidant activity; it was found to be comparable to the synthetic BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene).
Traditional medicinal applications
Against nausea, hiccups, flatulence and motion sickness. Also used as a diuretic and helps with stomach and bowel complaints (IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
Tincture: 2 - 3 ml daily (2 - 3 full droppers daily).
For more information on Spearmint, go to the "MEDICINE FROM NATURE" page.
The above presentation is for informational and educational purposes only.
It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage.
For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over - the - counter (OTC) medication is also available.
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