Spearmint herb is branching of perennial herb of Mediterranean origin. It is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma across Europe and in some parts of Africa and Asia.
It is the least pungent and subtle of all the species of mint family.This unique herb is often used in culinary ingredients by Chefs. There is nothing like a cup of spearmint infused tea to refresh, calm and soothe your mornings or afternoons at work or in the home garden.
Spearmint is packed with full of antioxidants,vitamins and phyto-nutrients. There are many health claims associated with the consumption of the Spearmint herb.
Spearmint herb decoction is an excellent remedy for fatigue, stress headaches and nervous strain, as well as respiratory problems like asthma, catarrh and bronchitis.
According to a report published in the Chemistry Journal, “spearmint extract has good total phenolic and flavanoid contents”. Study showed that Spearmint has excellent antioxidant activity
Anti fungal Properties
According to a study presented at Environmental & Agricultural Engineering in 2011, Spearmint herb is associated with anti fungal properties.
In a study published in "Microbios", scientists observed at the effect of spearmint on various types of pathogenic bacteria, like E. coli and salmonella.It was found that spearmint inhibited the growth of pathogenic bacteria. The scientists concluded spearmint has an antibacterial effect. This is the reason spearmint is commonly used in soaps, mouthwashes, and other products for cleaning.