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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Mentha arvensis Damroo essential oil
Plant Name
: Menthol mint, Corn mint, Japanese mint
Plant Variety Name
: Damroo
Plant Tissue Name
: Seed


Mentha arvensis )Family: Lamiaceae) is native to the temperate regions of Europe and western and central Asia, east to the Himalaya and eastern Siberia, and North America. It is commonly known as corn mint, menthol or japanese mint

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. Patra NK, Kumar S, Khanuja SPS, Sasany AK, Darokar MP, Kalra A, Ram P, Singh HB, Singh HP, Singh VR, , Mengi N, Tanveer Hrajput DK, Negi MA, Tyagi NK, Singh VP, Singh JP, Naqvi AA. 2001. Damroo- a seed producing menthol mint variety (Mentha arvensis). J Med Arom Pl Sci. 23: 141-145.

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 75.0

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Menthone 5.2
2Menthyl Acetate 3.4
3Isomenthone 2.1
4(E)-Beta-Ocimene 0.1
5(E)-Nerolidol 0.1
6(Z)-Beta-Ocimene 0.1
7Neo-Menthol 0.9
8Alpha-Pinene 0.1
9Piperitone 0.5
10Beta-Caryophyllene 0.7
11Pulegone 0.2
12Beta-Cubebene 0.1
13Sabinene 0.1
14Beta-Elemene 0.1
15Trans-Sabinene Hydrate 0.1
16Beta-Pinene 0.1
17Caryophyllene Oxide 0.1
18Delta-Cadinene 0.1
19Germacrene D 0.5
20Linalool 0.1

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