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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Mentha arvensis Saksham essential oil
Plant Name
: Menthol mint, Corn mint, Japanese mint
Plant Variety Name
: Saksham
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. It produce 0.82% oil content.

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. Khanuja SPS, Kumar Sushil, Shasany AK, Dhawan S, Darokar MP, Naqvi AA, Dhawan OP, Singh Ak, Patra NK, Bahl JR, Bansal RP. 2001. A menthol tolerant variety 'Saksham' of Mentha arvensis yielding high menthol. J Med Arom Pl Sci 23: 110-112.

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 83.0
2Isomenthone 30.2

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Neo-Menthol 3.5
2Menthyl Acetate 0.7
3Piperitone 0.3
4(E)-Beta-Ocimene 0.1
5Pulegone 0.1
6(E)-Nerolidol 0.1
7Alpha-Pinene 0.6
8Beta-Caryophyllene 0.8
9Beta-Cubebene 0.1
10Beta-Elemene 0.1
11Beta-Pinene 0.5
12Delta-Cadinene 0.1
13Germacrene D 0.6
14Linalool 0.1

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