Spearmint

 

 

Common names:

  • Spearmint

 

Essential components:

  • Menthol

 

Properties:

  • Analgesic
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-anxiety

 

Summary:

  • Spearmint, like other mints, helps with mucus decongestion and relieves respiratory pain. The main component, menthol, gives this plant the ability to decrease cortisol levels, which decreases stress and anxiety.

 

Uses:

  • Herbal tea
  • Essential oil
  • Extract

 

Precautions:

  • Spearmint could interact with sedative medication and cause extreme sleepiness.