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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Mentha arvensis Kushal essential oil
Plant Name
: Menthol mint, Corn mint, Japanese mint
Plant Variety Name
: Kushal
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. The oil yield of the variety is 177 - 194 Kg/ha

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. Anaonymous 2003. Menthol mint variety 'Kushal' released for late transplantating CIMAP Nesletter 1: 3.

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 81.0
2Menthone 15.2

Minor Compound Details

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

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