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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Mentha X gracilis Mukta essential oil
Plant Name
: Scotch spearmint
Plant Variety Name
: Mukta
Plant Tissue Name
: Leaf


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 81 Kg/ha

Other Details

The oil of Mentha gracilis was used in the, pharma industries for making number of products, like tootpaste, cough syrups.


1. JR Bahl, V Singh, RP Bansal, SPS Khanuja, AK Shasany, MP Darokar,AA Naqvi, H Singh, BR Tyagi and S Kumar. Improved varieties and genetic research in medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs). In:Proceedings of Second National Interactive Meet on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: (2005) 53—61.

2. Rao, BR Rajeswara. "Biomass yield, essential oil yield and essential oil composition of rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium species) as influenced by row spacings and intercropping with cornmint (Menthaarvensis Lf piperascens Malinv. ex Holmes)." Industrial crops and products 16.2 (2002): 133-144.

3. Tsuneya, Tomoyuki, et al. "Acidic components in Scotch spearmint oil (Mentha gracilis Sole)." Journal of Essential Oil Research 10.5 (1998): 507-516.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Eugenol 72.9

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
14-Vinylphenol 2.44
2Methyl Salicylate 2.03
3Carvacrol 0.13
4Guaiacol 0.17
5P-Cresol 0.02
6Thymol 0.15
7Vanillin 0.05

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