Latin Name: Mentha piperita

Alternate Names: Mint, Brandy Mint


Parts Used: Above ground portion.


Properties: Analgesic, Anodyne, Antibacterial, Antiparasitic, Antispasmodic, Antiviral, Aromatic, Carminative, Cholagogue, Diaphoretic, Digestive Tonic, Diuretic, Refrigerant, Stimulant, Stomach Tonic, Tonic, Vasodilator.


Internal Uses: Colds, Colic, Colitis, Cough, Crohn's Disease, Dysmenorrhea, Dyspepsia, Fatigue, Fever, Flatulence, Flu, Gallstones, Halitosis, Headache, Heartburn, Herpes, Hiccups, Indigestion, Irritable Bowel, Migraine, Morning Sickness, Nausea, Stomachache, Stress


Internal Applications: Tea, Tincture, Capsules, Syrup, Lozenges.


Peppermint is a stronger antiparasitic and antiviral than Spearmint. In general, Spearmint is considered a weaker medicinal than Peppermint. It is hypothesized that Peppermint benefits irritable bowels by inhibiting the hypercontractility of the smooth muscles of the intestines.


Topical Uses: Arthritis, Burns, Chest Congestion, Chickenpox, Cramps, Fever, Inflammation, Insect Bites, Insect Repellent, Itchy Skin, Measles, Morning Sickness, Muscle Soreness, Nausea, Neuralgia, Pain, Rheumatism, Scabies, Shock, Sinus Congestion, Toothache


Topical Applications: Essential oil is added to massage oils for chest congestion, pain and fever as it is cooling. Essential oil inhaled for sinus congestion, shock and nausea. Used to flavor toothpaste, mouthwash. Use as a bath herb to help one to feel cool and refreshed, as well as to treat bug bites, itchy skin, chicken pox and measles. Essential oil is used to scent soaps, repel mosquitoes and scabies. Use as a cool compress for joint inflammation, neuralgia and rheumatism.


Culinary uses: Spearmint is a better choice for culinary arts than Peppermint. Use fresh leaves as a liner for cake pans. Add either mint to yogurt, dishes, fruit salad, vegetable salad, hummus, split pea soup or tabouli salad. Use mint tea to dilute fruit juices or to make ice cubes. Mint jellies, candies, liqueurs. Mint improves the flavors of other medicines.


Energetics: Pungent, Cool, Dry.


Chemical Constituents: Essential oil (menthol, menthone, methyl acetate, limonene, pulegone), tannins, flavonoids, choline potassium.


Contraindications: Considered very safe and can be used by even the sickest of people. Plant Mint in your gardens where you don't mind it spreading as it has a tendency to take over.


Comments: This description applies to both Peppermint and Spearmint. Mint is one of the most ancient of all medicinal herbs. Mints tend to hybridize easily. Peppermint has long dark green leaves with a thick spike of flowers. Its peppery taste caused people to name it Peppermint. Spearmint, has a narrower spike of flowers and more wrinkled looking leaves. Spearmint's name is derived from Spire-Mint, as the flowers grow in the shape of a spire. In Mythology, Minthe was a lover of Pluto. His jealous wife Prosperine turned Minthe into a Peppermint plant. Ancient Athenians would rub the leaves of mint on their arms to improve their endurance.


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Product Description :- The Volatile Oil Obtained By Steam Distillation Of The Top Of The Flowering Parsley Plant & Fresh Herb Of Mentha piperita

Common Name :-Mint, Brandy Mint

Synonyms :- Peppermint Oil

Botanical Name :- Mentha piperita


Country Of Origin :- Egypt

Part Of The Plant Used :- Leaves

Extraction Method :- Steam Distillation

CAS NO. :- 84082-70-2 & 8006-90-4

EINECS NO. :- 282-015-4

FEMA NO. :- 2848

FDA :- 182.20

Appearance :- Clear Free From Sediment , Suspended Matter , Separate Water & Adulterants

Color :- Colorless To Yellowish

Odor :- Characteristic Strong Minty Herbal Followed By Cooling Sensation


Refractive Index at 20°C.:- 1.457 to 1.467

Optical Rotation at 20°C :- 10 to -30

Specific Gravity at 20°C :- 0.890 to 0.916

Flash Point :- 74 °C Shelf Life :- 2 Years Under Good Storage Conditions

Storage :- Store In a Cool Place In Closed Container At or Below 10°C In Dark Place

Paking :- Glass Aluminium OR Tin –Lined Container OR Polyethelene Drum

Quality :-100% Pure & Natural

Solubility :- 1 Ml Dissolves In 3.5 Ml To 4 ml Alcohol


Chemical Data by GC, FID:

Compounds Name :- Percentage

L-Menthol :- 25-55%

L-Menthone :- 14-32%

Menthyl Acetate :- 2.8-10.0%

Iso-Menthone :- 1.5-10%

Mentha Furan :- 1-9.0%

L-Limonine :- 1.0-5.0%

Cineol :- 3.50-14.0%