||Mentha arvensis oil, Corn mint oil, Wild mint oil
||8006-99-3 F.E.M.A. : 2848
||Plant Parts Used
||Leaves & Stem
||Color & Odor
||Clear to pale yellow, sometimes greenish thin liquid
with fresh, sweet, menthol-minty, herbaceous fragrance
Mints are aromatic, almost exclusively perennial, rarely annual, herbs. The
leaves are arranged in opposite pairs, from oblong tolanceolate, often
downy, and with a serrate margin.
Constituents & Specifications :
Mint oil has various chemical compounds that include Menthyl Acetate,
Menthone, Cineole, Limonene, Phellandrene, Pinene and Beta-Caryophyllene.
Specific Gravity :
0.82000 - 0.90000 @ 25 °C
Refractive Index :
0.89000 - 0.91000 @ 20 °C
It is nalgesic, anesthetic, econgestant, emmenagogue, expectorant,
febrifuge, antiseptic, antigalactagogue, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic,
astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, cordial, decongestant,
emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine, stimulant, stomachic,
sudorific, vasoconstrictor and vermifuge.
Benefits & Uses :
- It is used as refreshing, mental stimulant, energizing, used to
enhance well-being of digestive and respiratory system. It helps against
upset stomachs, inhibits the growth of certain bacteria and can help
smooth and relax muscles when inhaled or applied to the skin
- Mint oil is used as a flavouring in tea, ice creams, confectinery,
chewing gum and toothpaste.
- It is used in different cosmetics and toiletries preparations
especially in preparation of shampoos and soaps, which give the hair a
minty scent and produce a cooling sensation on the skin.