MENTHOL AND MINT OILS
The organic compound menthol occurs naturally within Mentha arvensis, which is the mint variety used to obtain menthol crystal. Another name of menthol is peppermint camphor. Menthol has a strong minty cool odor and taste. It is cyclic alcohol obtained from the volatile oils of various species of Mentha. Menthol is used as a flavoring or olfactory agent in a variety of products, including cigarettes, liquor, cough drops, mouthwashes, toothpaste, and shampoo.
Uses & benefits
-Menthol crystal contributes a cooling sensation to the skin which helps to reduce the feeling of irritation, itching and burning.
-It reduces blackheads and whiteheads and removes dark spots.
-Menthol has soothing properties. It can calm inflamed or sunburn area.
-Menthol exfoliates the skin, removes dead skin, and reveals newer healthier skin.
-Menthol crystal is used to clear sinuses and helps to reduce fever.
-Menthol controls plaque or kills bacteria that can contribute to the development of gingivitis.
-It also helps to cure the oral injury, sore mouth, and gums, sore throat, and blisters.
-Menthol has a cooling and anesthetic effect which decreases cough bouts and can soothe a sore dry throat.
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The major products obtained from Mentha Oil are Mint and Menthol.
Although the origin of Mentha is unknown, Europe has started to have initiated its cultivation. Commercially, Japan is stated to have started out the Mentha manufacturing in the 1870s. India commenced Mentha cultivation in the 1960s. During those days India was the importer of Menthol, which triggered farmers to start Mentha cultivation.
Mentha which is a rabi crop is generally sown in the winter season. Sandy soil with high water content is most appropriate for growing the plant. The plant is harvested, when it reaches the flowering stage. At the flowering stage, the oil content material in Mentha is very high.
The harvested crop is left to dry in the sun; after 2 to 4 days, the crop weight decreases to one-third of its original weight. The harvesting of Mentha is achieved twice in the season. Mentha is a vital crop in India due to its consumption pattern.