Caution: mucous membrane irritant. Not compatible with homeopathic treatment.
Latin name: Mentha spicata. Family: Labiatae. Distilled from the flowering tops from the USA.
Minty, slightly fruity scent. Not as powerful as Peppermint. It is a top note in perfumery. Blends well with: basil, eucalyptus, jasmine, lavender, and rosemary.
Digestive: used for dyspepsia, hepatobiliary disorders, flatulence, colic, nausea, and vomiting.
Emotions/mind: used for fatigue, nervous and emotional exhaustion, headaches, migraine, neurasthenia, stress, and vertigo.
Respiratory and immune system: used for colds, fever, flu, coughs, asthma, sinusitis, catarrhal conditions, and bronchitis.
Skin/hair: For acne, dermatitis, congested skin.
Actions: Anesthetic (local), antiseptic, antispasmodic,astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholatgogue, decongestant, digestive, diuretic,expectorant, febriguge, hepatic, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, tonic.
- Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand, Churchill Livingstone, 1995.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, Element Books, 1995.