Spearmint oil (Mentha Spicata)

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6 pieces of information you have to know about Spearmint oil.


6 pieces of information:

  1. Mentha spicata belongs to the genus Mentha, Lamiaceae family.
  2. It is cultivated in India, China, Europe.
  3. Spearmint essential oil is colourless to pale yellow liquid.
  4. The essential oil is extensively used in chewing gums, toothpastes and other oral care products. It is also used in confectionery and in cosmetics.
  5. It contains l-carvone that is a monoterpene belonging to the terpenoids that brings the smell of minty to the essential oil.
  6. Carvone is an antimicrobial agent, with both antibacterial and antifungal activities. Carvone can work as parasiticides and insecticides.