MENTHOL AND MINT OILS
AOS Products Pvt Ltd offers impeccable quality of Menthol Crystals, Mint Oils, Spearmint Oil, Peppermint Oil, Menthol Water soluble, Dementholised Mint Oil, Indian Piperita Oil and derivatives of all these Oils. Mentha Oil is the major by-product of the plant Mentha.
The major products obtained from Mentha Oil are Mint and Menthol.
Although the beginning of Mentha is unknown, Europe is stated to have began its cultivation. Commercially, Japan is stated to have started out the Mentha manufacturing in the 1870s.India commenced Mentha cultivation in 1960s. During those days India was once the importer of Menthol, which triggered farmers to start Mentha cultivation.
Mentha which is a rabi crop is generally sown in winter season. Sandy soil with high water content material 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 receives decreased 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.