Spearmint Leaf Herbal Tea (for 'Iron Deficiency Anemia' )

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This delicious exciting tea, Spearmint (Lamiaceae Mentha Arvensis ) is native to China, and is rich in natural iron. It has many curative benefits; but in spite of all those good things, it just plainly tastes deliciously great.

It was brought to the West along the Ancient Silk Road thousands of years ago. Common names for this aromatic herb include garden mint, lamb's mint, Our Lady's mint, spire mint, and S age of Bethlehem. It is widely cultivated as a primary commercial source of menthol. Spearmint contains volatile oil, the flavonoid thymonin, caffeic acid derivatives, rosmaric acid, carvone, and limonene. Spearmint's distinctive, pungent aroma is attributed to the primary constituent of the volatile oil, the chemical carvone.

  • Recent Western Medical studies in humans have reported bronchio-antispasmodic, expectorant, and antibacterial activity.
  • And Rosmarinic acid has demonstrated inhibitory properties in reduction of edema, inhibition of passive curtaneous anaphylaxis, and impairment of heat-killed macrophages.
  • The European Commission approved spearmint for symptoms of bronchitis and whooping cough and catarrhs of the upper respiratory tracts.
  • It has also been used as to improve digestion, to treat pertussis, stomatitis, and halitosis (chronic bad breath).
  • In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is used as a cooling remedy in the treatment of influenza, sore throat, inflammations of the eyes, and head colds.
  • Spearmint is widely prescribed by Chinese herbalists as a carminative (medication given to expel gas from the digestive tract) and stomachic (medication given to improve digestive functions).
  • It is also effective in relieving some types of headache. In general, Spearmint is said to be helpful in stimulating movement of the Chi or life energy that may become stagnated in the liver.
  • Spearmint Leaf tea has a direct antispasmodic action on the smooth muscle of the digestive tract.
  • In cramps, abdominal pain, such as occurs with irritable bowel syndrome or after a meal eaten in haste.
  • Spearmint tea can bring relief without the need for either over-the-counter pills (Rolaids, Tums) or pharmaceuticals (Tagemet). As an after dinner tea, spearmint tea is a wonderful choice to aid digestion.

Spearmint is a Good Treatment for Babies, too

If your baby gets red faced when crying from colic, if hands and feet feel warm or hot to the touch, if they move about quickly and strongly, if their urine tends to be dark, and their breath and feces smells bad, they have hot colic. In this case, make a tea from spearmint and give it by syringe or dropper squirted into the mouth several times per day. If your baby has a pale or bluish face, cold hands and feet, clear urine, no bad breath, and odorless stools, or he/she seems listless and cries weakly; then they probably have cold colic. In this case, make spearmint tea give it to the baby several times per day with a baby syringe or dropper. According to Chinese medicine, spearmint tea harmonizes the stomach and treats indigestion. Spearmint is warm and scatters cold.

Western diagnoses: Spearmint will cure: anemia, headaches, anxiety, nervousness and a lack of or painful monthly menstrual periods.

Dosage : Spearmint tea can be steeped alone, or can be added to any of the other teas to give a mellow hint of mint, and increase the digestive benefits of them. It is great additive to all the flower teas.

Infusion: pour a cup of boiling water onto 2 tablespoonfuls of the dried herb and let infuse for l0 minutes. This should be drunk three times a day.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 19 September, 2005.

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