Coronavirus Strategies to Boost Community Coronavirus Strategies to Boost Community

ADVERTISEMENT

Spearmint oil: The gentler mint oil

Fact Checked

Spearmint Oil

Story at-a-glance -

  • The spearmint herb is steam-distilled to produce the essential oil. Spearmint oil is often used in aromatherapy to help alleviate fatigue, headaches, migraines, nervousness and even digestive problems
  • Spearmint essential oil does not contain as much menthol as peppermint oil. Its primary constituent is carvone, which makes up almost 58 percent of the oil

Peppermint oil is sometimes too strong for some people. It may induce allergic reactions and other side effects like heartburn and headaches. If you're looking for a milder mint oil, look to peppermint's cousin, spearmint (Mentha spicata), also known as the garden spearmint, green mint, fish mint or our lady's mint.


Read the Full Article for Free!
Subscribe to the #1 Natural Health Newsletter
  • Unlock censored health information that Google doesn't want you to read
  • Keep your privacy secure — We are no longer active on Facebook and are blocking our content from Google search to ensure your privacy stays protected
  • Get access to all of Dr. Mercola's health articles, E-books and special reports

Existing Subscribers: Enter your email address for instant access