Mentha spicata (loose) – 100g – £3.75

Spearmint is commonly used to help relieve symptoms of indigestion, nausea, vomiting and gas.

The compound carvone which is naturally found in spearmint, has shown to strongly inhibit muscle contractions in the digestive tract such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, bloating and has been shown to aid in the inhibition of tumors.

Common herbal remedy for unwanted hair growth in Middle Eastern countries – 2 cups of spearmint tea taken daily showed reduction of testosterone levels in women in a study made in 2007.

A study in 2016 showed that older adults with memory impairment who were given daily supplements containing 900mg of spearmint extract experienced a 15% improvement in their working memory.

Spearmint has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.

INFUSION add one teaspoon of spearmint to two cups of boiling water leave 10 minutes then strain and drink warm or reheat