Species Detail

Mentha spicata L.
Spearmint


Scientific Name:  
Mentha spicata L.
Common Name:  
Spearmint
Myaamia Name:  
No Myaamia Name
Uses:  
Food, Medicinal
Harvest Seasons:  
Summer, Fall, Spring
Habitats:  
Beech-Maple Forest, Oak Forest including Oak-Hickory, Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic, Wet Prairie grasslands with flooding, Human-Disturbed Areas
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Herb, Wild

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Mentha spicata L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  tea made from leaves. Not necessarily a medicine; just a drink
No Reference Specified Use - Food  candy made from mint. The juice of the plant was cooked down and made into candy
Botanical Sources  
Mentha spicata L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Native of Europe occuring in moist places like streambanks and ditches
Related Sources  
Mentha spicata L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Dried leaves and tops of Mentha spicata same as M. viridis; spearmint used as an aromatic; stimulant; carminative; and diuretc. M. piperita peppermint has the same uses as well as an antispasmodic