Spearmint, Certified Organic, Cut & Sifted, Sold by the Gram

Price: $0.08
Spearmint, Certified Organic, Cut & Sifted, Sold by the Gram

Menta Spicata

Sold by the gram, $0.0840/g. Please bring or order a bag.

MAIL ORDER:
Please order a minimum of 100g and buy a bag or tell us in the Comments with your order that you want us to pack your order in a repurposed bag.

DESCRIPTION
A hardy perennial mint with bright green serrated leaves, spearmint has served as an important medicinal herb for millennia. Originally native to the Mediterranean countries, it is now common in many parts of the world. The Bible records that the ancient Pharisees paid tithes to their Temple in anise, cumin, and spearmint. The sixteenth-century English herbalist Gerard quotes the Roman historian Pliny, "The smell of Mint does stir up the mind and the taste to a greedy desire of meat." Beginning in about the fourteenth century, spearmint was used for whitening teeth, and its distilled oil is still used to flavor toothpaste and chewing gum, although it is not as commonly used as peppermint.

PARTS USED
The leaf, dried and cut.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS
Taken as a tea and added to other herbal mixtures for flavor. Also used in some culinary creations.

DISCLAIMER
The information presented on this website is for informational, reference and educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as a substitute for diagnosis and treatment by a health care practitioner.