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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Mentha arvensis Himalaya essential oil
Plant Name
: Menthol mint, Corn mint, Japanese mint
Plant Variety Name
: Himalaya
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 150 Kg/ha


1. S Kumar, BR Tyagi, JR Bahl, H. Singh, V. Singh, Ram Ujagir, SPS Khanuja, AK Shasany,RS Shukla, A Sattar, D Singh, A Haseeb, VP Singh, P Ram, K Singh, S Singh, SP Singh,NK Patra, M Alam, AA Naqvi, M Ram, KK Agarwal and K Singh.Himalaya-a high menthol yielding hybrid clone of M. arvensis. J. Med. Arom. Pl. Sci (1997) Pl Sci 19: 729-731.

2. Rajeswara Rao, Bhaskaruni R., et al. "Comparative Composition of Whole Herb, Flowers, Leaves and Stem Oils of Cornmint (Mentha arvensis Lf piperascens Malinvaud ex Holmes)." Journal of Essential Oil Research 12.3 (2000): 357-359.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Menthol 80.0

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Isomenthone 3.0
2Neo-Menthol 1.8
3Gamma-Cadinene 0.1
4Germacrene D 0.4
5(E)-Beta-Ocimene 0.1
6Linalool 0.1
7(E)-Nerolidol 0.1
8Menthyl Acetate 0.3
9(Z)-Beta-Ocimene 0.1
10Alpha-Pinene 0.5
11Piperitone 0.7
12Beta-Caryophyllene 0.6
13Pulegone 0.4
14Beta-Cubebene 0.1
15Sabinene 0.2
16Beta-Elemene 0.2
17Trans-Sabinene Hydrate 0.1
18Beta-Pinene 0.5
19Caryophyllene Oxide 0.1
20Delta-Cadinene 0.1

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