Spearmint and peppermint belong to the same category of plants because both of them contain menthol. Menthol is the reason why these two herbs smell and taste wonderful and they give a feeling of freshness. Their beautiful smell is used in candies, chewing gum and toothpaste. Moreover, spearmint is used as a spice in cooking. There are a lot of recipes with meat and sauces, which contain spearmint. In Greece, many people make and offer traditional liqueur with spearmint, like ouzo or brandy. It is really delicious. Of course, the properties of spearmint do not stop there. Spearmint reduces flatulence and relieves bloating and stomach pain. It restores the body balance while eliminates negative emotions a swelling creates . Spearmint cures indigestion and removes the hiccup.
Scientific name: mentha viridis