We love growing mints here at the farm and Spearmint (Mentha spicata) is definitely one of our favorites. Spearmint has a lower menthol level than many other mints like peppermint but contains a compound called carvone, which gives it a much subtler, sweeter flavor. It is also rich in limonene (responsible for its citrusy flavor and also has antioxidant qualities), dihydrocarvone (cooling) and cineol (supports respiratory system). Spearmint has been traditionally for many reasons and should be a staple in your herb cabinet. It is used for digestive disorders including gas, indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, halitosis (bad breath), upper gastrointestinal tract spasms,bile duct and gallbladder swelling (inflammation), and even gallstones. It is also used for headaches, joint health, stress relief, and tooth pain. It is even used to help regulate hair overgrowth (hirsutism) and ovary health in women.
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