Spearmint contains vitamins, antioxidants, and vital nutrients. Its aroma is very similar to that of peppermint.
Many health benefits have been attributed to spearmint, whether consumed fresh or used as an essential oil. Some people use spearmint to help alleviate symptoms of nausea, indigestion, gas, headache, toothache, cramps, and sore throat. It is also applied topically, to the skin, to help reduce swelling due to nerve or muscle pain.
Daily serving size: Pour 8-12 oz of boiling water (212° F) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes.