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What Are the Benefits of Spearmint?

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  • Spearmint is a perennial herb that grows between 12 and 36 inches tall, with spiky flowers and leaves that are pointed at the tips just like spears, hence its name
  • Its leaves, stems and flowers have been traditionally used for herbal remedies. The active compounds in spearmint include carvone, rosmarinic acid, limonene and menthol
  • Spearmint provides a variety of medicinal properties, including antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiemetic, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, restorative, stimulant and antiseptic properties

Many personal hygiene products like toothpaste, mouthwash and soap owe their fresh scent and cooling sensation to spearmint, one of the most popular and commonly used herbs from the mint family. In addition to its rejuvenating scent, this herb has a number of health benefits, too. Read on to discover what the benefits of spearmint are, how it’s used, and how you can grow and store it at home.

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