Spearmint contains dietary fibres, folic acid, riboflavin, vitamins A, B6, E, calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, and copper. It is mainly used prepared as an infusion.
Medical research has shown it to have many beneficial and therapeutic properties: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal, and immunomodulatory. It is an antispasmodic, a sedative, and facilitates digestion.
Spearmint’s anti-inflammatory action soothes the stomach from all stomach disorders and nausea. Once the tissues affected have been relieved, the intake of nutrients improves and cramps, bloating, constipation and other unpleasant gastrointestinal system conditions dissipate.
Furthermore, it is very good for kidney stones and lowers triglyceride levels.
It helps with insomnia and relieves head and joint aches.
One of its major benefits is its beneficial effect on oxidative stress. The limonene in this infusion counterbalances the negative effects of free radicals, and increases the activity of neurotransmitters, improving memory, concentration, and focus.
It relieves infant colic pain.
NOTE: The above information is not medical advice, nor should it replace expert medical healthcare advice. It is provided for informational purposes alone. Do not stop following any other medical healthcare recommendations without first consulting your doctor.