Botanical Name: Mentha spicata
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Origin: Oregon, USA
Description: Spearmint is a native of the Mediterranean area. A hardy perennial herb, Spearmint reaches about 1 meter (3 feet) in height. It has characteristic lance-shaped leaves with pink or lilac-colored flowers.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid.
Common Uses: Aromatherapists claim the therapeutic properties of Spearmint Essential Oil are: as a local/topical anesthetic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, decongestant, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant and restorative. It is also believed to be an uplifting oil, great for alleviating fatigue and depression.
Strength of Aroma: VERY INTENSE
Blends well with:, , , , , and .
Aromatic Scent: Spearmint Essential Oil has a fresh minty smell reminiscent of Peppermint. The major difference is that Spearmint oil is sweeter, and not quite as harsh.
History: The ancient Greeks used Spearmint to scent their bath water. It also had a reputation for curing sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea, and for whitening teeth and healing sore gums. This might be credited to its ability to mimic a local anesthetic.
Cautions: Spearmint Essential Oil may irritate mucous membranes. Avoid use during pregnancy
|LNP Ref#: 6458||Production Date: 11-13-14|
|Botanical Origin: USA||Lot#: 150-5101016140|
|Extraction Method: STEAM DISTILLED||Parts Used: PLANT|
|Quality: 100% NATURAL||Cultivation: COMMERICAL CULTIVATION|
|Shelf Life: 1 YEAR|
Specific Gravity @ 25*C....USP ..........0.925
Optical Rotation @ 25*C....USP .........-54.7
Index Refraction @ 20*C....USP ..........1.4894
trans-Dihydrocarvyl acetate %...NW1-001.01.1.......0.79
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