Therapeutic properties are antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, insecticide, restorative and stimulant. Often used for vomiting, colic, flatulence, nervous conditions, bronchitis, sinusitis, catarrh, headaches, migraines, stress, fatigue, asthma, nervous conditions, relief from itching, pruritus, decongesting skin & acne. NOT TO BE INGESTED
In the Middle ages, Spearmint was scattered on the floor to get rid of rodents and encourage good health. The fresh and herbaceous aroma is uplifting. It is a rich antioxidant that supports the respiratory and nervous systems. It is also used to boost the metabolism. The use of spearmint oil dates back to ancient times. This perennial herb originated from the Mediterranean region. In Ayurvedic medicine, it was used to treat digestive conditions, skin problems, and headaches. The historical record shows that it was used extensively in ancient Greece. It was added to baths and used to treat sexually transmitted diseases, whiten teeth, and heal mouth sores. Today, it is often added to tooth powders, gargles, and toothpastes. It is used throughout the the culinary and pharmaceutical industries.
Unlike peppermint oil, which is strongly cooling and stimulating, spearmint essential oil is calming, warming, and gently uplifting. These more nuanced properties make it useful for treating mental fatigue, headaches and depression especially when applied to the soles of the feet, diffused, or used in direct palm inhalation.
It is distilled from the flowering plants and has a fresh, sweet, minty, herbaceous aroma. Smells like spearmint gum.
Spiritually, spearmint oil helps open and release emotional blocks in the etheric level leading to a sense of balance and well being. The heart and solar plexus chakras are most affect by this oil.