Mentha Oil

Mentha (cornmint) oil is a cultivated essential oil. It is widely used as medicinal and cosmetic purposes. It is obtained by steam distillation of partially wilted leaves of Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt. Partially wilted leaves of the plant is used to manufacture mentha essential oils. Mentha bush is cultivated in the plain areas of Nepal. Nepalese non-conventional soil and its altitude favours them to become different than others. Mint has been enjoyed in teas and has been used to flavor food in the Middle East, India and Europe. During the Middle Ages, powdered Mint leaves are used to whiten teeth. Mint tea is a strong diuretic, and its aroma is used as a mild decongestant for illnesses such as the common cold.

Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis L.
Family: Labiatae
English name
: Japanese mint

Nepali/ Vernacular: Pudina
Trade name:  Mentha
Principal Constituents: Various extracts of Mentha arvensis clearly shows a protective effect against acid secretion and gastric ulcers in ibuprofen plus pyloric ligation, 0.6 mol/L HCl induced and 90% ethanol-induced ulcer models.
Flowering period:June-August 
Distribution:not Nepal origin, cultivated throughout plain land of Nepal
Parts used:Leaves

Mentha arvensis L. is a perennial herb grows up to 60 cm high. Leaves are simple, opposite, short stalked, oblong, 2.5-5 cm long, obtusely or acutely serrated. Flowers are small, lilac in axillary whorls. Fruits are nutlets, smooth.

Oil is good for the nervous system, acting as a regulator and sedative: Menthol is well known as a cardiac tonic in pharmaceutical preparations. It is a good blood cleanser. Because it is antiseptic and anti-bacterial, it can be used in swollen gums, mouth wash or mouth ulcers, toothache.

Other uses 
In the isolation of menthol crystals, in flavoring toothpastes, mouthwashes and pharmaceuticals.

Therapeutic benefits:

  • Mint soothes the digestive tract and reduces stomach spasms. The tea is also known to alleviate discomfort associated with irritable bowel syndrome.
  • The herb is an anti-allergic which plays an important role in treating asthma.

Mentha essential oils are available in different size and shapes as per customers’ choice and requirements. We usually use aluminum bottles and glass vessel for packing. Aluminum containers and epoxy-lined metallic barrels 50gm, 100gm, 500gm, 1kg, 5kg capacities.

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