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Posted on October 18
Organic Spearmint Oil - All Purpose Minty Mint

Spearmint or Mentha spicata is a pleasant-smelling species of mint found in health-food products, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and cosmetics. It is often used in medicine for its claimed therapeutic properties.

The spearmint essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of flowering tops of the spearmint plant and is one of the main mint family crop that is grown in India. The main constituent that gives the characteristic taste and smell of this essential oil is L-Carvone.

 

Benefits of Spearmint Essential oil

Many health benefits have been attributed to spearmint, whether consumed fresh leaves or used as an essential oil. Some of these are:


 

For treating fever, cold and respiratory disorders

Spearmint oil has the power to pacify excess pitta that is responsible for body temperature, inflammatory conditions and heated emotions like anger, rage and irritation. The antiviral properties of this oil assist in arresting the spreading of harmful viral organisms and preventing its growth, which is responsible for flu and fever.

Using 2 drops of this oil in steam inhalation is said to grant considerable relief from headache, nausea, nervous conditions, flu, fever, asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis, congestion, cough, migraines and breathing problems.

 

A relaxant that can help in alleviating muscular tension and stress related conditions

The cooling and encouraging aroma of Spearmint can support in lessening fear, anxiety, fatigue, nervous afflictions and tensed muscles, especially after workouts.

For immediate relief from fatigue, fever and muscular pain, add 2 to 3 drops of Spearmint oil to your bath tub. This warm and soothing bath encourages relaxation, soothes your tensed muscles and nerves.

 


Inhibits the growth of pathogenic bacteria and other harmful foreign bodies

The antiseptic, disinfectant and antispasmodic properties of this oil aids in quicker healing of wounds and inhibit the growth of harmful organisms that are responsible for most of the skin problems.

Adding few drops of Spearmint essential oil to your skin care cream or lotion will aid in treating scabies, itches, athlete’s foot, dermatitis, acne, syphilis, insect bites, wounds and skin ulcers.

 

A Good Stimulant

This essential oil stimulates the secretion of hormones and the discharge of enzymes, gastric juices, and bile. It also stimulates nerves and brain function and promotes good blood circulation. This keeps the metabolic activity at a high rate and also boosts the strength of the immune system because stimulating blood circulation boosts immunity and toxin removal.

 


A Natural Insecticide

Spearmint essential oil is an effective insecticide and keeps away mosquitoes, white ants, ants, flies, and moths. It can also be safely applied to the skin (after diluting with suitable career oils) for protection against mosquito bites.

 


Aid Women with Hormone Imbalances

Studies in women have shown that it can decrease male hormones like testosterone while increasing female hormones necessary for ovulation, such as luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and estradiol. Drinking Spearmint Tea will bring this benefit.


Improve Arthritis Pain

Spearmint oil may help relieve joint pain caused by arthritis. Additionally, tea made from this herb may help reduce stiffness and disability caused by arthritis.