Mentha spicata - Spearmint
This is my favorite mint
because its flavor is sweeter and smoother than the others. Cooling and
watery, it is associated with Venus. Its essential
oil is very calming. This is a very popular garden plant in North
America, Germany, and Holland. This mint works as a mild local anaesthetic
and is good for digestive problems. It stimulates the mind and can
help with migraines (peppermint can be a bit irritating with a migraine).
Spearmint is good for the skin, especially in cases of acne, because it has
antiseptic properties. Likewise, spearmint tea can help sooth bronchitis.
Generally, this herb is good for healing and protection--and it makes
great mint juleps.
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