Country of Origin: Greece
As a cooking herb, spearmint makes a great match with dishes than contain tomatoes, zucchini, eggplants and mediterranean dishes served with tomato sauce. It is the main aromatic ingredient in many cocktail recipes as well, when fresh.
Spearmint is widespread for its presence in oral solutions and toothpaste. Its natural antibacterial and antimicrobial ingredients protect the oral cavity and pharynx from infections and inflammations that can damage the health of the gums and teeth. It effectively fights bad breath, which is responsible for the presence of bacteria in the gums.
Spearmint is particularly beneficial to the digestive system and relieves the disturbed stomach. It fights nausea and relieves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. It also helps to reduce excessive gas.
Spearmint also has expectorant properties and is particularly effective in respiratory problems. It relieves cold symptoms and dryness in the throat.
The mint has calming and relaxing properties and is recommended in cases of chronic anxiety or stress.