Spearmint - 60 capsules - Herbal Collection
Mentha spicata - Spearmint - 60 capsules - Herbal Collection
It's high in antioxidants and other beneficial plant compounds that may help balance hormones, lower blood sugar and improve digestion.
It may even reduce stress and improve memory. Overall, spearmint makes a great addition to any diet — particularly in the form of spearmint tea, which can be enjoyed hot or cold
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International Latin denomination
Description and habitat
- Common perennial herbaceous plant, rather Mediterranean, 60 cm high, deep green lanceolate leaves with serrated edges, young leaves light, flowers generally pinkish or even white in spikes
- It multiplies by stolons which can make it invasive in gardens
- Common subspecies:
- Mentha spicata var. twitched or var. crispata = curly mint ,, Roman mint , garden mint , crisp mint
- Mentha spicata var. longifolia = long-leaved mint , silver mint , wood mint ; synonym of spearmint Mentha longifolia
- Mentha spicata var. nana = nana mint (or nanah mint ), Moroccan mint , common in North Africa (Morocco), it would have been brought from Lebanon to Europe during the Crusades
- Common subspecies:
History and tradition
- It's the mint of restaurateurs and ice cream parlors
Dosage forms available
- Menthes available in TM :
Main components of the plant
Main components of buds or young shoots
Main components of essential oil
- Menthol , (-)- carvone (55-70%), (+)- limonene (10%), beta-myrcene , dihydrocarvone , 1,8-cineole (0.9-2.8%), 3-octanol , menthone , traces of pulegone
Properties of essential oil
Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)
Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)
Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)
Known or suspected mode of action
- Infusion: 10 grams of fresh leaves in a cup of boiling water, infuse for 10 minutes, drink a cup after meals
- Poultice of fresh leaves: to apply on insect bites or bruises
- Tonic and refreshing syrup:
- Ingredients: 2 bowls of mint leaves, one liter of boiling water, 1 kg of sugar
- Wash the mint leaves, drain them well, put them in a glass container or a heat-resistant pot, pour boiling water, leave to infuse covered for a day. Filter, add the sugar and cook again for another hour over very low heat. Skim and bottle when the syrup has cooled.
- French Pharmacopoeia list A (leaf, flowering top)
Possible side effects and precautions for use
- Go↑ Wendy Pearson, Ronald S Fletcher, Laima S Kott, Mark B Hurtig. Protection against LPS-induced cartilage inflammation and degradation provided by a biological extract of Mentha spicata. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. May 2010 
- Go↑ Haniadka, R., Popouri, S., Palatty, P. L., Arora, R., & Baliga, M. S. (2012). Medicinal plants as antiemetics in the treatment of cancer: a review. Integrative cancer therapies, 11(1), 18–28. https://doi.org/10.1177/1534735411413266 PMID 21821652
Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.
Do not exceed the daily dose.
This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.
If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.
This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
This product has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.