Mentha Oil

Authored by: Hamir Singh Rathore , Shafiullah , Raveed Yousuf Bhat

Green Pesticides Handbook

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498759380
eBook ISBN: 9781315153131
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Mentha is an aromatic herb plant having pleasant odor leaves. In Japan, it is known by the name Pudina. In India, it is also known by the name Pudina. The native place of Mentha is Japan. So, Mentha is also known as Japanese mint. Peppermint oil is extracted from M. piperita of the Labiatae family and is also known as brandy mint and balm mint. This cooling and refreshing essential oil is used in aromatherapy to stimulate the mind, to increase mental agility, and to increase focus, while cooling the skin, reducing redness, and calming irritation and itchiness. It furthermore helps to ease spastic colon, migraine, headaches, sinus, and chest congestion, and boosts the digestive system.

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