The Spearmint is administered as a diuretic with advantage in suppression of urine, strangury, passive dropsies, diabetes, and other disordered states of the urinary organs. It is often combined with other diuretics to improve their taste, prevent nausea, and add to the efficacy of the combination. A saturated tincture, prepared with Holland gin, or the green herb bruised and digested in the same liquid, is said to be very valuable as a diuretic. (See Stimulants.)
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.