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Spearmint

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Spearmint
Botanical Name: Mentha spicata

Culinary Uses

Spearmint has a cooling effect on the palate and like most mints, it may be used for whatever culinary purpose you desire. Spearmint works well with peas, vegetable and fruit salads, or meat, poultry and fish dishes. It does equally well with desserts, herbal tea and cold drinks. In particular, Spearmint is known for its role in preparing the alcoholic drinks mojito and mint julep usually added fresh, but if you don’t have fresh spearmint growing you can make a Spearmint syrup to add to drinks of desserts.

Spearmint Syrup

1 tablespoon dried spearmint

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

Put the dried spearmint and water into a saucepan, bring to the boil and turn heat off, let sit for 10 minutes and strain out the spearmint. Put the sugar and infused water back into the saucepan and bring to the boil, simmer gently for 2 minutes, cool and bottle.

Medicinal Uses

Most mints have a history of traditional medicinal or herbal use for fevers, headaches and minor ailments. These plants are often used as a digestive aid in the form or herbal tea. The main active constituent in Spearmint is carvone, which provides the distinctive aroma. Traditionally, Spearmint was considered antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, mildly analgesic, antispasmodic, carminative, effective for stomach complaints, used for regulating menstrual cycles, to treat headaches and insomnia, as an insecticide, and as a restorative and stimulant..

Today, Spearmint may be used as an herbal tea and is useful for repelling insects and easing the itch or pain from insect bites. It may also be used to treat minor skin irritations or wounds due to its antiseptic properties. Minor relief may be obtained for swelling due to bruises or arthritis. Most commonly, Spearmint is used like many other mints as a digestive aid, as a calming relaxant or to assist with insomnia and headaches. Medicinal quantities should be avoided by pregnant women and must not be given, or placed next to the face of babies and young children, due to the potential for breathing difficulties associated with menthol. Spearmint contains less menthol than peppermint and other mints.

Other Uses

Spearmint is used to flavour toothpaste, mouthwash, toiletries, confectionary and add an aroma to some shampoos or soaps.

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Delivery

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

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Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)

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Monday to Friday

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Returns

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can either return your order for a full refund or exchange it for online store credit.

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    PL
    08/02/2020
    Phuong L.
    Australia Australia

    Purchased organic loose tea leaves. Good quality product packaged beautifully with a personal touch. Hassle free order and delivery.

    JH
    07/27/2020
    Jane H.
    Australia Australia
    Amazing product

    Myself and everyone who try this a real say they were able to relax and fall asleep quickly. A bit strong taste to smoke. Amazing product and would buy again

    SC
    07/26/2020
    Savannah C.
    Australia Australia
    Amazing service!

    After placing my order I received a lovely email thanking me for supporting a family owned business. Really made for a genuine and authentic customer experience! Herbs arrived very quickly and are lovely! Exactly what I needed.

    DS
    05/22/2020
    Dragan S.
    Spearmint

    The beat batch I have ever tasted Thank you Dragan

    MS
    11/09/2019
    Michelle S.
    Shell

    I am very pleased with the quick service, and high quality of the products I have purchased from Herb Cottage. I will definitely buy from there again.