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Spearmint Essence

Spearmint Essence

Description

SPEARMINT ( Mentha viridis)

Family: Labiatae / Lamiaceae.

Source: Flowery tops.

Fragrance: Mild mint.

General description and habitat:

Hardy, branched perennial herb. Native to the Mediterranean. Primarily produced, today, by the USA, Hungary and Spain. Russian sources use Mentha verticellata.

Principal constituents: Cineol, L-carvone, limonene, linalol, menthol, menthone, phellandrene, pinenes, pulegone.

History

History and folk use: Milder peppermint, especially pleasing to children.

Properties & Uses

General properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, calming, stomachic.

Uses:

Acne,Antidepressant,
Cleanser,Colds,
Decongestant,Dermatitis,
Fevers,Influenza,
Sinusitis.



Contraindications

None.