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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.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz