Cornmint Oil

Common Name: Japanese Mint

Medicinal & Aromatherapy use: 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 antibacterial, it can be used in swollen gums, mouthwash or mouth ulcers, toothache.

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Common Name: Japanese Mint

Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis L. Source: Cultivated
Introduction / Variety of plant / Method of extraction / Distilled organ: This oil is obtained by steam distillation of the aerial part of Mentha arvensis L.
1. Organoleptic Properties
Appearance Slightly thick liquid.
Color Pale yellow.
Aroma Strong, fresh and somewhat bitter-sweet.
2. Physico-chemical Properties
Specific gravity 0.8940 to 0.9015 at 25º C
Optical rotation [-] 15.5º to [-] 45.0º at 25º C
Refractive index 1.4590 to 1.4750 at 25º C
Acid number 0.3 to 5
Ester number 210 to 255
Ester number after acetylation 70-88%
Solubility Soluble in 1.2 to 2.5 vol. of 70% alcohol.
3. Uses
(a) In the isolation of menthol crystals, in flavoring toothpastes, mouthwashes and pharmaceuticals
(b) Medicinal & Aromatherapy use: 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 antibacterial, it can be used in swollen gums, mouthwash or mouth ulcers, toothache.

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