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spear·mint

(spēr'mint),
The leaves and flowering tops of Mentha viridis (green garden or lamb mint) or M. cardiaca (family Labiatae); a carminative and flavoring agent.

spearmint

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.

spearmint,

n See mint.
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