Spearmint

Spearmint- AroMeds Mentha spicata is organically grown and the fresh, flowering tops are steam distilled in India. It is a top note in the lamiaceae plant family with a minty, fresh, sweet, herbaceous, spicy aroma.

Uses-

  • With its sweet and minty aroma, along with a milder chemistry, spearmint is a nice substitute for peppermint with children, pregnant and the elderly.
  • Recommended for digestive issues, like upset stomach, flatulence, constipation, diarrhea and nausea.
  • Spearmint has an energizing, uplifting effect on the nervous system, aiding mental and physical fatigue.
  • Can act as a respiratory decongestant and expectorant.
  • Its antimicrobial qualities make it helpful for oily skin conditions, like acne and dermatitis.

Blends well with- Basil, bergamot mint, eucalyptus, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, orange, peppermint, rosemary

Notes of interest-  According to Battaglia," In medieval times it became a feature in oral hygiene and was used to heal sore gums and for whitening teeth".

Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation

Safety data- Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.

Resources-

Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014. 

Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.

 

 

 


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