Taken as a tea and added to other herbal mixtures for flavor. Also used in some culinary creations. The essential oil and hydrosol have also been used for both culinary and flavoring purposes.
Spearmint, like peppermint, is a digestive remedy. It relieves gas and indigestion, is anti-inflammatory, and stops gastrointestinal spasms. Unlike peppermint, spearmint is also diuretic. It may also be helpful in reducing fevers and easing respiratory problems and chronic bronchitis. In aromatherapy, inhaling the essential oil can help relieve stress and lift the mood. In Ayurvedic medicine spearmint is considered a cold, pungent herb that increases mental alertness and is more effective than peppermint in relieving stress.
Use peppermint, not spearmint, for gallbladder complaints.
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