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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Mentha longifolia essential oil
Plant Name
: Horse Mint
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Whole plant


It is a very variable herbaceous perennial plant with a peppermint-scented aroma. Like many mints, it has a creeping rhizome, with erect to creeping stems 40–120 cm tall. the essential oil obtained from plant was used for making beverages like mint sweet, and other beauity products.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name


1. Verma, Ram S., et al. "Essential Oil Composition of Mentha longifolia (L.) L. Collected from Garhwal Region of Western-Himalaya." Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants 18.4 (2015): 957-966.

2. Mkaddem, Mounira, et al. "Chemical composition and antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of Mentha (longifolia L. and viridis) essential oils." Journal of food science 74.7 (2009): M358-M363.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Piperitone 48.7
2Piperitenone Oxide 21.2
3Germacrene D 9.8

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1(E)-Caryophyllene 2.3
2Alpha-Humulene 1.5
3Thymol 1.4
4Alpha-Terpineol 0.4
5Beta-Elemene 0.3
6Beta-Pinene 0.7
7Camphene Trace
8Gamma-Gurjunene 0.3
9(E)-Beta-Farnesene 0.4
10Limonene 0.9
11Linalool 0.3
12(Z)-Beta-Ocimene 0.1
13Myrcene 0.1
141, 8-Cineole 0.1
15Myrtenal 0.1
163-Octanol 0.1
17Sabinene 0.3
183-Octanone Trace
19Terpinen-4-Ol 0.6
20Alpha-Pinene 0.6

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