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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Mentha x gracilis Pratik essential oil
Plant Name
: Scotch spearmint
Plant Variety Name
: Pratik
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 200 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. S Dwivedi, M Singh, AP Singh, V Singh, AA Naqvi, SPS Khanuja and S Kumar. Registration of a new variety ”Pratik” of Mentha x gracilis cv. cardiaca. J. Med. Arom. Pl. Sci (2001) 23:102-103.

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

3. 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.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Carvone 90.0

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
16-Hydroxycarvone 8.9
2Hexanoic Acid 5.38
32-Methylbutyric Acid 4.5
43-Methylbutyric Acid 3.8
5Nonanoic Acid 1.38
6Decanoic Acid 0.05
7Geranic Acid 0.23
8Heptanoic Acid 0.37
9Thymol 0.15
102-Methylpropanoic Acid 0.74
11Vanillin 0.05
12Acetic Acid 0.07
13Butyric Acid 0.18
14Carvacrol 0.13
15Citronellic Acid 0.8

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