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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Mentha arvensis Kalka essential oil
Plant Name
: Menthol mint, Corn mint, Japanese mint
Plant Variety Name
: Kalka
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

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 H. 1999. genetic improvement of the cultivated species of Cymbopogon and Mentha for essential oil yield, quality and adaptation. J Med Arom Pl Sci 21 (suppl.1): 28-29.

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
2Menthone 15.5

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Isomenthone 3.0
2Neo-Menthol 1.8
3Germacrene D 0.4
4Linalool 0.1
5(E)-Beta-Ocimene 0.1
6Menthyl Acetate 0.3
7(E)-Nerolidol 0.1
8Alpha-Pinene 0.5
9Piperitone 0.7
10Beta-Caryophyllene 0.6
11Beta-Cubebene 0.1
12Beta-Elemene 0.2
13Beta-Pinene 0.5
14Caryophyllene Oxide 0.1
15Delta-Cadinene 0.1
16Gamma-Cadinene 0.

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