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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.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

20th January Update: Herb Plants will be back on Sale Jan 25th 2022. Read more here.

20th January 2021 Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays.

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)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)  Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

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    KL
    08/26/2021
    Kim L.
    Australia Australia

    Spearmint

    great quality, highly recommend

    HD
    08/13/2021
    Heather D.
    Australia Australia

    Fresh crisp Spearmint

    Lovely crisp fragrant spearmint. I buy in bulk as I use 2-3 cups a day with PCOS

    SL
    08/10/2021
    Serina L.
    Australia Australia

    Great quality, great service

    Perfect quality

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      KL
      08/26/2021
      Kim L.
      Australia Australia

      Spearmint

      great quality, highly recommend

      HD
      08/13/2021
      Heather D.
      Australia Australia

      Fresh crisp Spearmint

      Lovely crisp fragrant spearmint. I buy in bulk as I use 2-3 cups a day with PCOS

      SL
      08/10/2021
      Serina L.
      Australia Australia

      Great quality, great service

      Perfect quality