Spearmint

Plant origin, natural properties, and common uses of Spearmint essential oil Mentha spicata

About it...

Botanical name: Mentha spicata

Family: Lamiaceae

 

Harvested: Europe, Asia

Parts used: flowering stems

Extraction method: steam distillation

Major components of oil: alpha and beta-pinene, carvone, 1,8-cineole, linalool, limonene, myrcene, caryophyllene, menthol

... The list of specific substances in the plant and their activities

 

Traditional uses:

Much less mentholated than the Peppermint essential oil, Spearmint has nearly similar qualities.

 

It is a powerful antimicrobial, antifungal, insecticidal oil, and an insect repellent.

 

With an antioxidant activity similar to that of synthetic preservatives, this oil is increasingly used for conservation of dietary fat.

 

This oil has also demonstrated its effectiveness to make rodents and other pests flee.

 

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