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Essential Oil Spotlight: Spearmint


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Spearmint essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of the Mentha spicata plant. Its pleasant, minty, and slightly fruity aroma is milder than peppermint.

Historically, spearmint was used to relieve hiccups, colic, nausea, indigestion, flatulence, headaches, sores, and scabs.

The French have used spearmint to relieve bronchitis, candida, cystitis, and hypertension.

Spearmint may help support the body systems when trying to balance and increase metabolism and burn fat and toxins in the body. Spearmint has also been said to aid the glandular, nervous, and respiratory systems. It may act as a natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and stimulant. Spearmint has commonly been used to to help support the digestive system and bring emotional balance.

The fresh aroma of spearmint makes it an ideal mood lifter, relieving mental strain and fatigue. Its hormone-like activity may help to open and release emotional blocks.

Other common uses of spearmint essential oil are as an insecticide and as relief for acne, eczema, migraines, nausea, bad breath, and menstrual symptoms.

See the Reference Guide for Essential Oils to learn more about spearmint essential oil and many other pure essential oils.

Source: Reference Guide for Essential Oils, 2016 Edition, p. 123.

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