Scientific Name: Mentha spicata L.
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
Common name: Spearmint
Description: Perennial herb from leafly stolons; erect, with ascending branches 1-2 feet high; flowers-fruits July-frost.
Range and Habitat: Introduced from Europe and widely naturalized about old gardens, bogs, waste places in wet soil.
In Porcher’s time… spearmint was used as an antispasmodic and also an aphrodisiac. It was also used specifically in allaying nausea and vomiting.