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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Mentha arvensis Sambhav essential oil
Plant Name
: Menthol mint, Corn mint, Japanese mint
Plant Variety Name
: Sambhav
Plant Tissue Name
: Leaf

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 and other diseases.

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.

Reference

1. Khanuja SPS, Shasany Ak, Dhawan S, Darokar MP, Satapathy S, Santha Kumar TR, Saikia D, Patra NK, Bahl JR, Tripathy AK, Kumar S. 2001. Insect tolerant high yeielding mint plant 'Sambhav' of Mentha arvensis L. J Med Arom Pl Sci 23: 117-121.

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 80.0
2Menthone 14.9

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Isomenthone 3.0
2Neo-Menthol 1.8
3Gamma-Cadinene 0.1
4Germacrene D 0.4
5(E)-Beta-Ocimene 0.1
6Linalool 0.1
7(E)-Nerolidol 0.1
8Menthyl Acetate 0.3
9(Z)-Beta-Ocimene 0.1
10Alpha-Pinene 0.5
11Piperitone 0.7
12Beta-Caryophyllene 0.6
13Pulegone 0.4
14Beta-Cubebene 0.1
15Sabinene 0.2
16Beta-Elemene 0.2
17Trans-Sabinene Hydrate 0.1
18Beta-Pinene 0.5
19Caryophyllene Oxide 0.1
20Delta-Cadinene 0.1

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