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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It is a sterile hybrid of mentha spicata and mentha aquatica which makes you wonder about Minthe
Basella rubra was also cultivated and consumed as vegetable, while Mentha spicata was a semi-wild plant, being both found in the wild as well as cultivated on a small scale around homesteads and used as a spice.
Mae'n siwr mai'r mintys sydd fwya' cyfarwydd i ni ydi'r Mentha spicata, y mintys ysbigog, neu'r 'spearmint' yn Saesneg.
Labiatae) is an aromatic, creeping herb that is a hybrid of Men Mentha spicata L.