Spearmint Essential Oil
Paragon Alternative’s essential oils are selected and approved by Sajid Ali, D.N.M. They are the purest and best essential oils available.
Spearmint Essential Oil Origin and Extraction
The common garden plant, spearmint, (Mentha spicata) produces a gentler, milder oil than its more powerful cousin peppermint. Spearmint contains only .5% menthol while peppermint contains 40%. Like peppermint, the oil is extracted from the flowering tops via steam distillation. This perennial herb originated in the Mediterranean area, but is widely cultivated elsewhere.
Spearmint Essential Oil Indications/Uses
Spearmint Essential Oil is anti-microbial, antiseptic and a preservative. It is helpful for fighting various bacterial infections, including staph (Staphylococcus aureus). It can help heal internal and external wounds, and is useful for healing some forms of sexually transmitted diseases.
Other benefits include the relaxation of nerves and muscle spasms, ease of stress related neural problems, aids menstrual and menopausal difficulties by increasing the secretion of estrogen; stimulates blood circulation as well as nerve and brain functions, aids with colds and flu symptoms and other diseases of the respiratory tract.
Carminative in nature, Spearmint Essential Oil helps reduce the formation of intestinal gas and encourages existing gas to pass naturally.
It is also used for treatment of conditions such as asthma, sinusitis, constipation, dental, migraines, insomnia, digestive difficulties and depression.
Because it is mild in nature, Spearmint Essential Oil can be given to children safely.
Spearmint Essential Oil is an antiseptic, an antispasmodic, a disinfectant, carminative, cephalic, an emenagogue, a stimulant, a restorative and an insecticide.
Spearmint Essential Oil Contra Indications
Spearmint Oil should be blended with other oils to avoid skin irritation or allergies.
At high dosages, Spearmint Oil can produce side effects such as nausea and headaches. Higher dosages may also be harmful to the kidneys and liver.
Pregnant women are advised to avoid using Spearmint Essential Oil as it increases the production of the hormone estrogen.
Essential Oils are natural, contracted oils that have the fragrance of the plant from which they originated. Most typically, the oils are extracted from the plant through distillation. In many cases, the distillation process involves the use of steam. As steam passes through the plant’s stems, seeds, flowers or leaves, it assists in vaporizing the volatile compounds.
While essential oils have various uses, they have a long documented history of medicinal value. Essential Oils can support overall health, act as a treatment or remedy for various medical or psychological conditions or help prevent infections and illness.
Essential Oils should not be used on animals as they can have adverse effects.
Our Philosophy of Health and Well-Being
Our philosophy and approach is to facilitate health by balancing and restoring the body’s systems to optimal well-being. Hence, rather than treating symptoms or diseases, we aim to reduce and remove blockages to overall health.