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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Mentha spicata Neera essential oil
Plant Name
: Spearmint
Plant Variety Name
: Neera
Plant Tissue Name
: Whole plant


Mentha spicata (Family: Lamiaceae) native to Europe, Asia (Middle East, Himalayas, China etc), and naturalized in parts of northern and western Africa, North and South America, as well as various oceanic islands. Narrow leaves carvone rich variety.

Other Details

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. Carvone rich oil is used for perfumery industries. carvone is digestive and gastrostimulant compound.


1. Patra, NK, Kumar, B. 2005. Improved varieties and genetic research in medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs). In Proceedings of second national Interactive Meet on Medicinal & Aromatic Plants: 53-61.

2. Pino, Jorge A., Aristides Rosado, and Esther Sánchez. "Essential oil of Mentha spicata L. from Cuba." Journal of Essential Oil Research 10.6 (1998): 657-659.

3. Dhifi, Wissal, et al. "Chemical composition of the essential oil of Mentha spicata L. from Tunisia and its biological activities." Journal of Food Biochemistry 37.3 (2013): 362-368.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Carvone 58
2Menthone 32
3Pulegone 26.67
4Menthol 11.42
5Borneol 7.17

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
11,8-Cineole 11.16
2Menthofuran 2.7
3Alpha-Cadinol 1.52
4Beta-Caryophyllene 1.49
5Beta-Pinene 1.30
6Piperitone 1.33
7Alpha-Pinene 0.23
8Camphene 0.64
9Linalool Trace
10P-Cymene Trace
11Sabinene 0.57

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