Information on Spearmint

Latin NameMentha spicata
Part UsedHerb
Herb FormsEssential oil, teabag, bulk herb.
AffectsDigestive system
CautionsNone noted.
Botanical InfoAn aromatic perennial Mint family member with creeping rootstocks and small pink, purplish, or white flowers.
DescriptionSpearmint is a popular flavoring herb, used in cooling summer drinks, such as iced tea or herbal coolers, that has diuretic and diaphoretic properties. It has also been used for nervous dyspepsia. Spearmint essential oil is added to breath fresheners, candies, toothpaste, mouthwash, and drinks.

Spearmint has a taste of SPICY, AROMATIC and a temperature of COOL.


Infusion1 cup 2-3 x daily

Ailments Treated by Spearmint

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Stomachachecooling carminativetea
Indigestiondigestive calmativetea