Peppermint Essential Oil
Mentha piperita (L.)
ِAncient Egypt and Mediterranean Region
The peppermint plant and its many parts are used throughout the world in many different ways and for diverse purposes. The production of peppermint oil by distillation of the cultivated herb is an extensive industry around the world. Cultivation of the plant is required because the plants found in the wild are not suitable for the distillation process and the cultivated plants contain much more and better quality oil.
Mentha is a genus of perennial aromatic herbs belonging to family Lamiaceae, distributed mostly in temperate and sub-temperate regions. The herb (foliage) on distillation yields essential oil containing a large variety of aroma chemicals in varying composition. These oils and their aroma chemicals command a huge and world-wide demand in international trade. The genus contains about 25 species, of which Japanese mint (M. arvensis), Pepper mint (M. piperita) Spear mint (M. spicata) and Bergamot mint (M. citrata) are the better known species of commerce for their oil and aroma isolates like menthol, carvone, linalyl acetate, and linalool, etc., for use in pharmaceutical, food, flavor, cosmetics, beverages and allied industries.
Content of Essential Oil:
0.5%- 4% essential oil
Menthol (35%-45%), (__) menthone (10%-30%) with small amounts of isomenthone, Menthyl acetate (3%-5%), Menthofuran (2.5%-5%) pulegone, Piperitone (1%), Cineole (8%), Pinene, Limonene, Jasmone (0.1%), Sabinenhydrate
Flavour, food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries as peppermint is a source of fragrant volatile essential oil, known for its sweet flavor. Peppermint oil is one of the most popular and widely used essential oils in flavoring of pharmaceuticals and preparations for oral care, cough syrups, chewing gums, confectionery and beverages. Peppermint essential oil has been reported to prevent microbial growth and prolong the shelf-life of food.
Medicinal usage as peppermint essential oil has been demonstrated to exert a significant smooth muscle relaxant effect which is believed to relate to the inhibition of calcium channels. Peppermint oil and menthol alone are known to block the carbachol (achetylcholine-like) induced influx of calcium ions into cells. Additionally, the oil has been reported to have antibacterial, antiviral, anti-parasitic and antifungal activities.
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*The concentrated extracts of APOTEC BAY are raw materials for product formulation. Accordingly, they are not intended for any direct consumption in food and beverage and/or for undiluted topical application in cosmetics, perfumery, and aromatherapy.
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 H. Wagner, S. Bladt, Plant Drug Analysis, A Thin Layer Chromatography Atlas, Springer (Second Edition), 1996, p. 156
 European Pharmacopoeia, 5th Edition, 2004, pp. 2206-2207