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Spearmint Tea

(Mentha spicata L.)



Although it has a very similar aroma to peppermint, and shares many of the same digestive properties, spearmint contains a slightly different balance of plant chemicals. Spearmint has less menthol than peppermint, but is rich in phyto (plant) chemicals such as limonene, dihydrocarvone and cineol.1



1 http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266128.php

2 http://www.ipcbee.com/vol15/10-U00041.pdf

3 http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266128.php

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