Spearmint confirmed to improve cognitive health: Study
(Natural News) Mentha spicata, or spearmint, is an aromatic herb that can be used for a variety of purposes. A well-known species of mint, it is a great addition to savory dishes and is a common ingredient in products such as chewing gums and commercially-produced toothpastes and mouthwashes. But spearmint also has plenty of medicinal uses, thanks to its... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spearmint’s antibacterial properties prove useful against food-borne pathogens
(Natural News) A study published in the Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology found that spearmint (Mentha spicata) leaves and infusion contained antibacterial activity, as well as its essential oil, which was noted to be especially potent against food-borne pathogenic bacteria associated with outbreaks. The plant genus Mentha, which comprises of 25 to 30 different species, is known... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is peppermint?
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a sterile, hybrid plant, created from the blending of watermint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata). Peppermint is used for adding flavor or fragrance to several foods, cosmetics, soaps, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and other products - it is also popular for medicinal purposes. Peppermint leaves can be used dried or fresh in teas. Indigenous to Europe, peppermint today is cultivated all over the world... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news