Oil Summary: Spearmint Farwest Native essential oil is used as anesthetic among many other health benefits, uplifting of mood to alleviate fatigue is one of them. Also commonly used in skin treatment in relieving itching, healing wounds and sores. Spearmint essential oil has high levels of carvone, an antispasmodic agent5. It can help to ease nausea, indigestion, gas, and vomiting arising from stomach upsets. Studies show that this extract can lessen abdominal pain amongst people with irritable bowel syndrome. Persons undergoing chemotherapy can use it to relieve vomiting and nausea. Apply it to the skin also cut down on the feeling of nausea. The limonene, flavones, rosmarinic acid, and menthol in spearmint essential oil have potent antioxidant benefits6. These components can repair the damage and protect the body against oxidative stress by free radicals. Spearmint essential oil can, therefore, help protect you against cancer, heart disease7, and diabetes. A few drops of this essential oil can provide great antioxidant effects. Spearmint essential oil can cut down on the levels of male hormones8 in the body. It will decrease the levels of testosterone and increase estradiol, luteinizing hormone, and the follicle-stimulating hormone. Studies show that two daily cups of spearmint tea can lower the levels of testosterone in women. In animal studies, Mentha spicata extracts can help heal ovarian cysts and increase ovum in the ovaries. One other benefit of teas that have spearmint essential oil is their ability to reduce the growth of facial, chest, and abdomen hair in women.
Botanical Name: Mentha spicata
Plant Origin: India
Processing Method: Steam distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Odor and Color: Minty & Fresh
Contraindication: Spearmint extracts are safe for use as per the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)12. An allergic reaction to spearmint essential oil may include throat, skin irritation, dizziness, and headaches. You should seek professional advice if you are pregnant, lactating, or on medication. Consult with a healthcare professional before using it on children or infants. Finally, you should talk to a veterinarian before using this oil on pets.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*
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