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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Mentha piperita CIMAP-Patra essential oil
Plant Name
: Peppermint
Plant Variety Name
: CIMAP-Patra
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 60 - 65 Kg/ha

Other Details

Mint was originally used as a medicinal herb to treat stomach ache and chest pains.[17] There are several uses in traditional medicine and preliminary research for possible use in treating irritable bowel syndrome. Menthol from mint essential oil (40–90%) is an ingredient of many cosmetics and some perfumes. Menthol and mint essential oil are also used in aromatherapy which may have clinical use to alleviate post-surgery nausea.


1. B Kumar, NK Patra, HP Singh, AK Shukla, A Samad, CS Chanotiya,S Tandon, A Kalra and DD Patra.High menthofuran chemotype ’Cim-Indus’ of Mentha x piperata. J. Med. Arom. Pl. Sci (2005) 27: 721-726.

2. Stojanova, A., P. Paraskevova, and C. H. Anastassov. "A comparative investigation on the essential oil composition of two Bulgarian cultivars of Mentha piperita L." Journal of Essential Oil Research 12.4 (2000): 438-440.

3. Aflatuni, Abbas, et al. "Variation in the extract composition of mints of different origin cultivated in Finland." Journal of essential oil Research 12.4 (2000): 462-466.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Menthofuran 46.0
2Isomenthone 8.0

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Elemol 1.0
2Isomenthol 1.6
3Beta-Caryophyllene 1.2
4Beta-Elemene 0.1
5Beta-Pinene 0.5
6Carvone 0.8
7Caryophyllene Oxide 0.3
83-Octanol 0.1
9Gamma-Terpinene 0.9
103-Octyl Acetate 0.1
11Germacrene D 0.5
12Alpha-Cadinol 0.1
13Alpha-Humulene 0.1
14Isopulegol 0.1
15Alpha-Pinene 0.4
16Spathulenol 0.1
17Alpha-Terpinene 0.4
18Beta-Bourbonene 0.3

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