Spearmint is a form of one of our favorite herbs: mint. It’s best known for freshening breath, but it can do much more than that. It has proven to be at least as effective as pharmaceuticals in treating irritable bowel syndrome, and may even help women with unusual hairiness (source).
Modern Science vs. Ancient Wisdom
Ancient wisdom has long made various health claims for herbs and spices and modern medicine is just catching up. If you want to avoid using chemical-filled drugs when something goes wrong, you might want to try eating certain plants first. After all, food is the best medicine.