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Common Name


Latin Name

Mentha spicata

Plant Family


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Spearmint is native to the Mediterranean, Europe, and Asia, although it can now be found in many areas of the world. It works well both on its own and when combined with other herbs. 

Typical Preparations

Taken internally as a tea, powder, capsules, or extract. Can also be used for culinary purposes. Visit our recipe archive for more information on learning how to cook with spearmint.

Medicinal Uses

Spearmint safe for both adults and children. It is often used to help reduce nausea and vomiting, as well as to increase digestion and reduce gas and colic. Spearmint is sometimes combined with honey as an aid for sore throats and blocked nasal passages. In addition, the freshness of spearmint can help to increase mental alertness.

Active Constituents

Volatile oil, flavonoids, nutrients.


Spearmint is mentioned in the bible as being paid as a tithe to the temples of the Pharisees.  It has been used for removal of negative energy and to help promote prosperity.