Spearmint, also known as Silver Mint and Our Lady's Mint, is an aromatic herb in the mint family and is of uncertain origin. Its common name was derived by the tips of its leaves because they look like pointed spears. Although not as popular as peppermint and milder, the dried spearmint leaf is a common herb used for tea because it blends
well with most other herbs. Its pleasant, fruity minty taste is used as a flavor in toothpaste, mouthwash, candies, and chewing gums. The dried leaf is commonly used in Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines.
Spearmint leaves are high in beneficial antioxidant and nutrient
compounds that give spearmint its cooling properties and recognizably minty scent. They may benefit your health in several ways including helping with digestive issues, balancing hormones, lowering blood sugar, reducing stress and improving memory. Spearmint may also have a stimulating effect on your nervous system.
Mentha x spicata
Dried Leaf / Cut & Sifted
Culinary and Medicinal Herb
TISANE "HERBAL" TEA BREW TIMES:
Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes
Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes
Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes
*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.
Mint-Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches
Minted Feta And Cherry Tomato Salad
Mojito Poached Plums
Spearmint Pear Chocolate Cake
Spring in a Bowl Pasta Salad
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.