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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Mentha piperita CIM-Indus essential oil
Plant Name
: Peppermint
Plant Variety Name
: CIM-Indus
Plant Tissue Name
: Leaf


Mentha piperita (Family: Lamiaceae) indigenous to europe and the Middle East, is now cultivated in many regions of the world. Peppermint is used as flavouring agent in chewing gum, tooth pastes, cigarettes. High yielding, menthofuran rich variety.

Other Details

Mint was originally used as a medicinal herb to treat stomach ache and chest pains. 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.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name


1. Khanuja SPS, Patra NK, Shasany AK, Kumar B, Gupta S, Gupta MK, Upadhyay RK, Padma Priya T, Singh AK, Darokar MP, Singh AK, Tomar VKS, Bahl JR, Lal RK, Naqvi AA. 2005. High menthofuran chemotype 'Cim-Indus' of Mentha x piperita. J Med Arom Pl Sci 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. Iscan, Gökalp, et al. "Antimicrobial screening of Mentha piperita essential oils." Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 50.14 (2002): 3943-3946.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Menthol 42.0
2Menthofuran 27.0
3Pulegone 15.0

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Menthone 6.9
21,8-Cineole 5.4
3Isomenthylacetate 2.5
4Cis-Sabinenehydrate 1.5
5Elemol 1.0
6Isomenthol 1.6
7Beta-Caryophyllene 1.2
8Caryophyllene Oxide 0.3
93-Octanol 0.2
103-Octyl Acetate 0.1
11Alpha-Cadinol 0.1
12Germacrene D 0.5
13Alpha-Humulene 0.1
14Alpha-Pinene 0.4
15Alpha-Terpinene 0.5
16Isopulegol 0.1
17Beta-Bourbonene 0.3
18Limonene 0.6
19Beta-Elemene 0.1
20Myrcene 0.4
21Beta-Pinene 0.7
22P-Cymene 0.1
23Bicyclogermacrene 0.1
24Piperitone 0.8
25Carvone 0.8
26Sabinene 0.2

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