Latin Name: mentha spicata
Alternative Name: garden mint, our lady’s mint, sage of bethlehem, erba santa maria, brown mint, lamb mint, green mint, yerba buena, green spine, mackeral mint, mismin
Forms Available: essential oil, crushed
Spearmint – mentha spicat – Also called Garden Mint, Our Lady’s Mint, Sage of Bethlehem, Erba Santa Maria and Lamb Mint. Spearmint is the most generally cultivated of the culinary mints. The leaves are almost or completely stalkless, lance-shaped bright-green and hairless. Mice hate the smell of mint and will avoid any place where the herb is scattered.
Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Key Qualities: Refreshing; Restorative; Nerve Tonic; Cephalic; Aphrodisiac; Mental Stimulant.
Other Uses: Spearmint is used in all healing applications, especially in aiding lung diseases. Smelled, spearmint increases and sharpens mental powers. For protection while asleep, stuff a pillow or mattress with spearmint.
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