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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Mentha arvensis Kosi essential oil
Plant Name
: Menthol mint, Corn mint, Japanese mint
Plant Variety Name
: Kosi
Plant Tissue Name
: Whole plant


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

Essential oil is primary source of menthol which is used in inhales, ointments, pain balms, cough syrups. As flavouring agents in toothpastes, candies, chewings gum, in cosmetics, such as cologens, deodotants, aftershave, lotions, etc.


1. Sushil Kumar, Patra NK, Singh HP, Kalra A, Singh HB, Ram P, Singh VR, Mengi N, Singh VP, Ram M ,Singh K, Singh A, Khanuja SPS, Shasany AK, Naqvi AA, Kumar B, Singh M, Shukla RS, Rajput DK, Singh JP, Tanveer H, 1999. Kosi an early maturing variety requireing late planting of Mentha arvensis. J Med Arom Pl Sci 21: 56-58.

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 79.09
2Menthone 13.9

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Isomenthone 3.0
2Neo-Menthol 1.7
3Linalool 0.1
4Menthyl Acetate 0.7
5(E)-Nerolidol 0.3
6Piperitone 0.7
7(Z)-Beta-Ocimene 0.1
8Pulegone 0.4
9Alpha-Pinene 0.6
10Sabinene 0.2
11Beta-Caryophyllene 0.5
12Beta-Cubebene 0.1
13Beta-Elemene 0.1
14Beta-Pinene 0.6
15Gamma-Cadinene 0.1
16Germacrene D 0.5

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