Spearmint Essential Oil Benefits and Uses
Spearmint essential oil is a softer, more subtle mint oil that is packed with antioxidants and is traditionally used to treat respiratory imbalances and digestive issues. This oil is also known for its antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, emenagogue, insecticide, and restorative properties.
Spearmint is an excellent cooling diuretic that has the potent to reduce the heat in the body due to fever and inflammatory conditions. It’s proven pharmacological effects and enormous cooling values, gently cools the liver and protects from chronic health conditions like inflamed liver.
Spearmint essential oil stimulates the secretion of juices, which helps to promote digestion. As a result, it helps reduce indigestion, flatulence, diarrhea, constipation, nausea and vomiting associated with digestive problems. It also promotes blood circulation and helps to boost the immune system, which in turn may help the digestive system function better.
The antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties of Essential Oil of Spearmint make it a disinfectant. It can help get rid of both internal and external infections. Refreshing spearmint relaxes body and mind. It is said to release tension in the stomach, which in turn may treat indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, constipation, and flatulence.
Spearmint essential oil has a long use in dental care. This oil is an ingredient in many toothpaste and mouthwash recipes. Spearmint also supports clean and healthy skin. Spearmint may help to relieve and calm your skin. It also may strengthen skin tissue and reduce oily skin. In addition, because it contains much lower amounts of menthol than peppermint, spearmint is also less harsh on the skin.
Parts Used: Flowering plant
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: Fresh, minty with a floral finish, clean, warm, spicy-herbaceous
Blends Well With: Basil, benzoin, clary sage, eucalyptus, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender lemon, lemongrass, marjoram, peppermint, rosemary, sweet orange, tea tree and wintergreen
Caution: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in the eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin, always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier). The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Essential oils are not drugs and are not considered appropriate for treatment of illness. Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner. The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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