Who doesn’t love the fresh minty taste of spearmint? Spearmint is a part of the mint family. It has a square shaped stem and has leaves that are pointed like spears which are why the name, spearmint.
Spearmint has essential nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants. Although its flavoring is similar to peppermint, it doesn’t contain nearly as much menthol as peppermint, but it is rich in limonene, dihydrocarvone, and cineol.
Spearmint is used in all kinds of things including toothpaste, mouthwash, cosmetics, and a variety of food products for flavoring, but did you know that spearmint has many health benefits as well?
Benefits of Organic and Natural Spearmint
Spearmint can be consumed fresh or used as an essential oil, but no matter how it is consumed, it has many health benefits. When we use spearmint in our CBD Oil, the Organic Natural Spearmint is used as an oil. Here are the top 12 benefits of organic and natural spearmint:
#1 Protects Against Infection
Spearmint has antimicrobial properties. These properties are obtained from its chemical constituents called cis-carveol and carvone. Spearmint has been proven to be effective against four strains of bacteria including Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia Coli, Bacillus Subtilis, and Pasteurella multocida as well as fungal pathogens. However, the oil was most potent against Escherichia coli.
#2 Treats Internal Wounds
Because of spearmint antimicrobial nature, it is also able to help treat internal wounds. This is because it helps prevent infection as kill infection caused by bacteria and fungus.
#3 Antifungal Properties
Due to its antimicrobial properties, spearmint has been proven to kill fungal pathogens. These fungal pathogens include the following: Aspergillus niger, Mucor mucedo, Fusarium solani, Botryodiplodia theobromae, and Rhizopus solani.
#4 Antioxidant Properties
Antioxidants are compounds that inhibit oxidation. Spearmint has those compounds which reduce the chemical reaction of oxidation eliminating free radicals. Free radicals damage cells. Therefore, antioxidant properties are crucial for the body.
#5 Relieve Respiratory Problems
Because spearmint has menthol in it, it can help relieve common respiratory problems such as nasal congestion, sinus congestion, flu, colds, and asthma. Just breathing in the fumes of the essential spearmint oil can help relieve respiratory problems helping you to feel better. Not only is the menthol a contributing factor, but the antimicrobial properties can alleviate respiratory infections caused by certain bacteria or fungus as stated above.
#6 Improves Memory
Research has found that both Spearmint and rosemary improve memory. It is believed that the if the antioxidants of spearmint and rosemary are made into an enhanced extract that it could further improve learning and memory helping with an age-related cognitive decline, Alzheimer's, and dementia.
#7 Relieves Headaches
Spearmint clears the sinuses and relaxes muscles. Both sinuses and stiff muscles can contribute to headaches and migraines. Therefore, ingesting spearmint during a headache can help to alleviate the pain as well as prevent you from getting headaches to begin with.
#8 Addresses Menstrual Problems
Spearmint induces the secretion of the hormone estrogen. Estrogen is needed to help keep a woman’s body in homeostasis. This induction of estrogen can help with irregular periods, obstructed menstruation, and early menopause if taken regularly.
#9 Alleviates Digestive Problems
Because spearmint relaxes the stomach muscles, it can help reduce nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. In fact, many people take spearmint specifically to help relieve digestive problems, and it is found in many over the counter medications for digestive problems.
#10 Reduces Stress
Many essential oils can help reduce stress. spearmint is able to provide relief from stress because of its refreshing nature. It gives a calming effect when inhaled or ingested. It is also effective against depression, mental exhaustion, and anxiety.
#11 Relieve Muscle Pain
Many muscle rubs use mint of some kind. Because spearmint oil has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, it is used to relieve muscle pain and inflammation. It can also calm muscle spasms and muscle cramping. All Mint contains the compound menthol, which is a cooling agent when ingested, inhaled or applied to the skin.
#12 Contains Vitamins and Nutrients
Who knew that spearmint had so many vital nutrients and vitamins. Just 100 grams of fresh spearmint contains the following nutritional value:
- Fat (.73 grams)
- Proteins (3.29 grams)
- Iron (1.87 milligrams)
- Manganese (1.118 milligrams)
- Copper (.240 milligrams)
- Potassium (458 milligrams)
- Riboflavin (0.175 milligrams)
- Pyridoxine (0.158 milligrams)
- Vitamin C (13.3 milligrams)
- Vitamin B5 (0.061 milligrams)
- Vitamin B6 (0.041 milligrams)
- Folate (vitamin B9) (3 μg)
- Vitamin C (4.6 milligrams)
Why Use Spearmint in CBD
The benefits of spearmint speak for themselves when it comes to the use of spearmint in our Full Spectrum Smart CBD Oil. Not only do we want you to get all the many benefits provided by spearmint, but we also want you to get all the nutritional value that you can out of our supplement. Of course, the other benefit of adding spearmint to our CBD oil is the great taste. You can literally mix our spearmint flavored CBD oil into just about anything for a little extra kick. If you haven’t tried spearmint CBD in your Latte, then head on over to Nuvelio CBD Oil in your Morning Latte to see how it’s done!
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