Hardy perennial herb with bright green, lance-shaped leaves and quickly spreading underground runners. It has pink or lilac-colored flowers. The ancient Greeks used spearmint as a tonic and scent in their bath water. The Romans introduced spearmint into Britain where it was used to stop milk from curdling.
Therapeutic properties: Spearmint has antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, emmenagogue, insecticide, restorative and stimulant properties.
Perfume Key Qualities: Uplifting and refreshing.
Ayurveda Medicine: Balancing to Vata, Pitta and Kapha Doshas.
Spearmint helps establish integrity.
Essential Oil: Mild-green to yellow unrefined oil and a colourless rectified oil.
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part Used: Fresh or partly dried flowering tops
CAS Numbers: 8008-79-5
Aroma Description: Sweet and minty.
Dilution of oil is always recommended. May cause skin irritation in some individuals and a skin test is recommended prior to use. Store into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life. Do not use during pregnancy.
These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drugs Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease(s).
The information has been extracted from books written by Beverely Hawkins, (West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy) Vancouver, Canada.
Hawkins, B. (1999). West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy.
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