Spearmint | Mentha spicata | Organic


Spearmint is a culinary and medicinal herb with a long history of use and some promising use on its phytochemicals – mainly the volatile oil.

Spearmint is the cousin of Peppermint but may have a longer history of usage. Its main use is for bloating and flatulence, stomach pains and ulcers. (2)

Modern research on its main constituent Carvone shows promising antifungal and carminative actions.

Recently Spearmint has been found to affect free testosterone levels in women with hirsutism which makes this an exciting and novel usage, especially in regards to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome {PCOS}. (3) For this reason anyone with a low libido should avoid Spearmint on a daily basis.


  1. Biological Properties and Bioactive Components of Mentha spicata L. Essential Oil: Focus on Potential Benefits in the Treatment of Obesity, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dermatophytosis, and Drug-Resistant Infections. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2019; 2019: 3834265. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6854165/
  2. Mentha spicata L. essential oil, phytochemistry and its effectiveness in flatulence.  Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
    Volume 11, Issue 2, March 2021, Pages 75-81. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2225411017301037
  3. Effect of spearmint (Mentha spicata Labiatae) teas on androgen levels in women with hirsutism.    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.2074
  4. Spearmint herbal tea has significant anti‐androgen effects in polycystic ovarian syndrome. a randomized controlled trial. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.2900
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Additional information


Dried Spearmint leaf organic


Antibacterial, Antifungal, Carminative, Antispasmodic


Volatile oil – Carvone, Limonene, 1,8-cineole, pulegone, borneol, linalool, β-pinene, cis dihydrocarvone, dihydrocarveol


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Herbs should generally be avoided when pregnant or trying to conceive. Please consult with a qualified practitioner before self-prescribing.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 5-10 minutes. Drink 1-3 times daily.


20 grams, 30 grams, 50 grams

Country of origin

Spearmint is cultivated in many parts of the world. This tea is organically grown and harvested in Canterbury, subject to seasonal availability.