Latin Name : Mentha Spicata
Spearmint is the best known herb among all the varieties of mint, in the mint family. Its leaves have a mild, sweet fragrance and aroma. Spearmint is used either in its fresh or dried form for seasoning various delicacies.
- Spearmint tea is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. It contains niacin, potassium, vitamins A and B6, riboflavin, folate, calcium, iron, copper, magnesium and manganese. Spearmint tea is also caffeine free and very low in calories, making it a great alternative to black tea or coffee.
- Spearmint tea is beneficial in relieving irritable bowel symptoms such as indigestion and colonic muscle spasms.
- The rosmarinic acid found in spearmint can bring relief to people with asthma because it is able to block the production of proinflammatory chemicals Spearmint tea may help clear your stuffy nose when you have a cold because the menthol in spearmint thins out mucus and acts as a decongestant. It also soothes and calms sore, irritated throats.
- Spearmint tea can aid digestion and is especially useful in stimulating the digestion of proteins.