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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Mentha piperita Tushar essential oil
Plant Name
: Peppermint
Plant Variety Name
: Tushar
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

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.

Reference

1. JR Bahl, V Singh, RP Bansal, SPS Khanuja, AK Shasany, MP Darokar, AA Naqvi 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. 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(%)
1Menthol 33.3
2Menthone 27.3
3Limonene 9.62
4Methyl Acetate 9.3

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
11,8-Cineole 5.32
2Isomenthone 5.2
3Isomenthylacetate 2.5
4Menthofuran 2.1
5Neo-Menthyl Acetate 1.1
6Pulegone 1.9
7Terpinen-4-Ol 1.6
8Cis-Sabinenehydrate 1.5
9Elemol 1.0
10Isomenthol 1.6
11Piperitone 0.8
123-Octanol 0.2
13Beta-Caryophyllene 0.7
14Beta-Pinene 0.7
15Carvone 0.8
16Gamma-Terpinene 0.9
17Germacrene D 0.5

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