Botanical Name: Mentha spicata
Components: Now common in many parts of the world, this perennial mint was originally native to the Mediterranean region.
Overview: Menthol is one of the major medicinal compounds in spearmint, peppermint, and many other members of the mint family. The antibacterial and antimicrobial nature of menthol helps to protect your mouth and throat from infections. Spearmint also aids in digestion, helps maintain healthy blood pressure, provides relief from stress, and aids in maintaining hormonal balance.
Uses: Most often used in teas and culinary creations.