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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Mentha arvensis MAS-1 essential oil
Plant Name
: Menthol mint, Corn mint, Japanese mint
Plant Variety Name
: MAS-1
Plant Tissue Name
: Whole plant

Introduction

Mint is used for the common cold, cough, inflammation of the mouth and throat, sinus infections, and respiratory infections. It is also used for digestive problems including heartburn, nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), cramps of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract and bile ducts, upset stomach, diarrhea, bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine, and gas.

Other Details

Essential oil is primary source of menthol which is used in inhales, ointments, pain balms, cough syrups. As flavouring agents in toothpastes, candies, chewings gum, in cosmetics, such as cologens, deodotants, aftershave, lotions, etc.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name
1Anti-fungal
2Antioxidant

Reference

 

1. BR Tyagi, V Singh, H Singh and AA Naqvi. Genetic improvement of the cultivated species of Cymbopogon and Mentha for essential oil yield, and quality and adaptation. J. Med. Arom. Pl. Sci (1999) 21(suppl.1): 28-29.

2. Rajeswara Rao, Bhaskaruni R., et al. "Comparative Composition of Whole Herb, Flowers, Leaves and Stem Oils of Cornmint (Mentha arvensis Lf piperascens Malinvaud ex Holmes)." Journal of Essential Oil Research 12.3 (2000): 357-359.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Menthol 84.0

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Menthone 5.8
2Isomenthone 3.0
3Neo-Menthol 1.7
4Linalool 0.1
5Menthyl Acetate 0.7
6(E)-Nerolidol 0.3
7(Z)-Beta-Ocimene 0.1
8Piperitone 0.7
9Alpha-Pinene 0.6
10Pulegone 0.4
11Beta-Caryophyllene 0.5
12Sabinene 0.2
13Beta-Cubebene 0.1
14Trans-Sabinene Hydrate 0.1
15Beta-Elemene 0.1
16Beta-Pinene 0.6
17Gamma-Cadinene 0.1
18Germacrene D 0.5

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