Healing, love and protection while sleeping.
Burn for healing magick, especially of respiratory conditions.
Carry for healing.
Use in ritual baths for strength and vitality.
Write a wish on paper and wrap it in spearmint leaves; place in a red cloth and sew with red thread, then keep in a safe and secret place — by the time the scent is gone, your wish should have come true.
Also Called: Garden Mint, Mackerel Mint, Our Lady’s Mint, Green Mint, Spire Mint, Lamb Mint, Yerba Buena, Sage of Bethlehem, Fish Mint
A tea made from the leaves has traditionally been used in the treatment of fevers, headaches, digestive disorders and various minor ailments.
The herb is antiemetic, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, restorative, stimulant and stomachic.
The stems are macerated and used as a poultice on bruises.
The essential oil in the leaves is antiseptic, though it is toxic in large doses.
Both the essential oil and the stems are used in folk remedies for cancer.
A poultice prepared from the leaves is said to remedy tumours.