“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”
~ Etty Hillesum
information provided by Dr. Mercola
Spearmint is known for its distinct aroma and also as a favorite in the culinary world. It is frequently added to dishes and beverages or used as a garnish.
The use of spearmint oil dates back to ancient the ancient world. This perennial herb originated from the Mediterranean region. Historical record indicate that it was used to treat digestive conditions, skin problems, and headaches. It was also sometimes added to baths and used to treat sexually transmitted diseases, whiten teeth, and heal mouth sores.
In modern times, this essential oil is still widely used as a cure for digestive discomfort, as well as for menstrual problems and nausea. Because of its menthol content, spearmint oil is often used in aromatherapy to help treat fatigue, headaches, migraines, nervousness, and even digestive problems. It also has many uses as a food ingredient, fragrance additive, disinfectant, massage oil, bath oil, and insecticide.
Spearmint is known to help relax nerves and muscles, relieve digestive gas pains, and help cure headaches and stress-related neural problems. It can also ease menstrual issues, such as irregular periods, obstructed menses, and early menopause. It can stimulate nerves and brain function as well as blood circulation, and is often used to help treat common respiratory problems, such as colds, nasal congestion, asthma, and the flu.
Spearmint oil can be used in a number of ways.
Disclaimer: If you have allergies to essential oil please do not try this activity.