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Spear Mint

Mentha spicata

Believed to have been known for its medicinal properties for 10,000 years, curiously Mentha piperata was only first recognized in the UK in the Synopsis Stirpium Britannicorum of 1696.

In Greek mythology Mentha was a water nymph who became dazzled by Hades’ golden chariot and sought to seduce him. Before this could happen however Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, turned the naiad into the sweet smelling water mint herb that we have today. Piper itself is Latin for “pepper”.

Spearmint has been one of the most revered of essential oils – the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks took it for indigestion and stomach disorders and it has proved to be one of the most effective agents against the common cold, if taken early, usually as a tea.

Spear Mint - Mentha spicata

Discover the 22 Botanicals

apple mint

01

Apple mint

chamomile

02

Chamomile

Creeping thistle flower used in the botanist gin

03

Creeping thistle

Downy Birch

04

Downy Birch

Elder flower

05

Elder

Gorse

06

Gorse (Whin)

Hawthorn

07

Hawthorn

Heather

08

Heather

Juniper

09

Juniper

lady's bedstraw

10

Lady’s bedstraw

Lemon Balm

11

Lemon Balm

meadowsweet

12

Meadowsweet

Mugwort

13

Mugwort

Red clover

14

Red clover

Spear mint

15

Spear mint

Sweet cicely

16

Sweet cicely

Bog Myrtle (Sweet Gale)

17

Bog myrtle – Sweet gale

Tansy

18

Tansy

water mint

19

Water mint

White Clover

20

White clover

Wild thyme

21

Wild Thyme

wood sage

22

Wood sage

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