*SPEARMINT LEAF – ($1.41/ oz.)

Spearmint is pleasantly aromatic herb, packed with numerous health benefiting vitamins, antioxidants and phyto-nutrients. Its leaves and herb parts carry essential oil, menthol. The spearmint leaf decoction is an excellent remedy for minor ailments such as headaches, nervous strain, fatigue and stress, as well as for the respiratory problems; help relieving asthma, bronchitis and catarrh.  It is very useful to deal with digestive problems, including nausea, flatulence and hiccups as it relaxes the stomach muscles. The essential oil, menthol, has analgesic, local anaesthetic and counterirritant properties. Menthol also found application in the preparation of toothpaste and mouth refresheners. On the skin, when used as cream or lotion, it may help relieve itching of pruritis, dermatitis, and hives. Spearmint oil is used as blended massage oil and in the aromatic therapy to help relieve headaches, stress, fatigue, and nervous conditions and to relieve itching. When take in limits, spearmint tea can be used safely in pregnancy. In women, it helps reduce unwanted hairs through its anti-androgenic properties.