Spearmint Leaf (Mentha spicata)

£26.75
By Napiers

Size
Description

A herbal food supplement

BOTANICAL NAME

Mentha spicata

COMMON NAMES

Spearmint

FAMILY

Lamiaceae

DESCRIPTION

A delicious traditional digestif to settle you down after meals.

PART SUPPLIED

The loose chopped dried leaf.

AVAILABLE AS

100g / 500g Pouch. Not currently available to customers in the EU.

SUITABLE FOR

Vegetarians and vegans.

DIRECTIONS

Infusion: 1 teaspoon of herb to a cup of cold water. Pour boiling water over the herb and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes. Flavour with lemon, ginger or honey if desired. Drink 3 times a day unless otherwise told by a medical herbalist.

CAUTIONS

This herb is considered safe in food amounts. Maximum of 5g three times per day may be taken as a tea. Do not take if you are allergic to this plant or other members of this plant's family. Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children, or if you are unwell, have health concerns or an ongoing illness. If in doubt, please ask us, your medical herbalist or healthcare practitioner. If you are taking any medication, please speak to your healthcare practitioner before using this product. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or lifestyle. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 

FOOD USE

Traditionally drunk as a tea and also added as a flavouring in many applications from drinks to chewing gum to toothpaste.

MEDICINAL USE

Calming. Soothes a nervous or colicky stomach in adults and children. Helps reduce nausea and intensifies the action of ginger (Zingiber). Helpful for neuralgia and headaches.

Key actions: Inhibits testosterone, increases LH and FSH, restores follicular development in ovarian tissue.

In clinic: Often used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and hirsuitism. Also as an adjunct in anorexia nervosa with nausea, vomiting and dyspepsia. Renal calculi.

If you are interested in the medicinal use of this herb please consult a herbalist. Herbs are generally used at medicinal strength, in blends, prescribed for each unique patient's condition.

OTHER USES

Used in vapour rubs and inhalants for nasal catarrh and in ointments to cool haemorrhoids.

STORAGE

Keep in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.

PACKAGING
Pouches: Packaged in a biodegradable stand-up resealable pouch. Made with 45% - 60% renewable wood pulp starch. When placed into a composting environment the pouches will biodegrade to compost within 3 months.

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Napiers the Herbalists was founded by Duncan Napier, a Victorian botanist and the most famous herbalist in Scotland.