More About Our Spearmint Essential Oil
Size: 5 ml violet glass bottle
Source: South Africa
Distillation: Steam distilled from fresh, certified organic aerial plant parts
Botanical name: Mentha spicata
Homeopathic Properties of Spearmint Essential Oil
- Insect repellant
- Repels mice and small rodents
- Stimulant–circulatory, nervous system
Internal–oral, inhalation, diffusion
External–topical, massage, bath, skin application, spinal and local compress, application to points and energy centers
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Spearmint essential oil has a widespread medicinal history throughout ancient Greece, Rome, and central Europe. It was mainly used to treat digestive disorders, and a wide range of other ailments. It is high in vitamin C, and was used as a treatment for scurvy in ancient times.
It is an effective remedy for nausea, hiccups, flatulence and motion sickness. It can be taken internally, applied to the abdomen, or inhaled for this purpose.
It has been found to help with the symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and to act as a diuretic for treating urinary complaints. It tones and strengthens the stomach and small intestine.
It tends to increase bile production in the stomach and aid digestion. This is the true history behind the after dinner mint!
Another popular use for spearmint is for expectant mothers, as a mild remedy for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
It has also been used to correct an imbalance of testosterone in women, that manifests in an abnormal masculine hair growth (particularly facial hair).
It adds a lovely flavor to teas, beverages, candies and deserts. One of the little known facts about spearmint is that mice, rats and other rodents intensely dislike the smell of it, and it can be an effective deterrent to infestation.
- Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.
- Do not use for infants and small children.
- Keep all essential oils away from eyes.
- Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
- All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional. Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.
None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be taken as medical advice. See a health care professional for medical advice.