Spearmint is a favorite flavoring for tea drinkers because it has calming qualities, and good flavor. It is also an important ingredient in gum, dental hygiene products such as toothpaste and mouthwash. Spearmint is best used to treat a variety of digestive ailments, such as indigestion, gas and colic, and upper respiratory tract infections in children.
When used diluted in the bath, spearmint oil helps with headaches, migraines, stress, fatigue, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, and nervous conditions. When used in a cream or lotion it can help for itching - especially in cases when scabs have formed, helps the skin and to a lesser degree acne as well.
Spearmint is used especially in lung problems. Simply by smelling spearmint you will increase, and sharpen your mental powers. Stuff your pillow or mattress with spearmint so it works while you are sleeping. When using Spearmint Oils in Aromatherapy it can be used to help with headaches, migraines, nervous conditions, asthma, bronchitis, and sinusitis. Spearmint oil can act as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, insecticide, restorative, and stimulant.
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Considered safe. Not to be taken by those with a hernia, gallstone problems. Some suggest against giving to young children or pregnant women.