Mentha spicata

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A perennial herb used as a carminative in tea. It may be of use for hirsutism in women due to anti-androgenic effects, with the caveat that it causes lipid peroxidation in the kidney and liver. Spearmint oil has antifungal activity, which is less than that of oregano, as well as anti-oxidant activity.

Mentha spicata,

n spearmint. See mint.
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