mentha spicata


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spearmint

spearmint

Related to Peppermint but with spearmint taste and smell. Pale violet pinkish flowers, square stem, hairless leaves and stem. Antiseptic, antispasmodic, stimulant. Used to relieve bronchitis, fevers, headache, gas (flatulence), calm nerves, stress, spasms, cramps, stomach pains, indigestion, nausea, sinus congestion, motion sickness, morning sickness, diarrhea, colds, flu. Helps stop vomiting during pregnancy. Gentle colic relief for babies. Mouth freshener- chew leaves. Makes a great tasting tea. Gives sensation of “cooling”, (opposite of cayenne) Helps treat cancerous growths and tumors.
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Effect of different extracts of medicinal plants (Ocimum basilicum Mentha spicata Allium sativum Zingiber officinale) on the growth of various bacterial pathogens.
The leaves and stems of Amaranthus viridis in combination with leaves and stems of Aerva sanguinolenta and leaves of Mentha spicata were administered orally by the Kavirajes as treatment of malnutrition in newly delivered mothers.
Our standard garden mint, Mentha spicata, often called spearmint, is of course used to make mint sauces and jellies, but it is also used as a garnish as well as in herbal teas and in the flavouring of chewing gums.
The preferred food were vascular plants such as Hibiscus syriacus, Ricinus communis, Carica papaya, Galinsonga coccinea, Lippia alba, Ixora coccinea, Musa parasidisiaca, Mentha spicata L and Cymbopogon citrates.
Mentha spicata, or spearmint, is the most common form of mint, used to flavour sauces, drinks and salads.
That `basic' plant in the tired old mint patch is likely to be spearmint, Mentha spicata or viridis, named for the spearhead-shaped leaves, though often sold as green mint these days.
Labiatae) is an aromatic, creeping herb that is a hybrid of Men Mentha spicata L.