Mentha piperita L.
Kosher certified

Peppermint Essential oil United States

Mentha piperita L.
Botanical family : Lamiaceae
Method of culture : Conventional
Part harvested : Aerial parts
Harvest period :
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

CAS TSCA : 8006-90-4
INCI : Mentha piperita american herb oil


Herbaceous

Herbaceous
Minty

The plant in depth

Of the Mentha genus, peppermint is the plant with the most powerful aroma. Menthol mints, like field mint, have leaves covered with small secretory hairs containing a bracing, herbaceous, minty essential oil with a strong peppery note. This perennial spreads into an aromatic carpet of oval, serrated, toothed leaves. In springtime, the upright stems are adorned with violet flowers forming small spikes. The aerial parts of the plant are mechanically harvested during the flowering period. The blooming plant is then partially dried and hydrodistilled. Today, peppermint is grown in the United States, the largest producer of the essential oil, as well as in India, Russia, and France.

Mints plants hybridize very easily. Two different mint species planted side by side are quick to generate a new, intermediate form. These are sterile plants; they do not reproduce by way of seed germination. Instead, this plant reproduces via subterranean stems which spread out and create a new plant next to the original plant. Peppermint is, in fact, a hybrid of spearmint (Mentha spicata) and water mint (Mentha aquatica).

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Data sheet Security sheet Kosher
GHS CLP GHS CLP K

Specifications

Method for obtaining Hydrodistillation
Appearance Colourless to pale greenish yellow liquid
Constituents Menthol, menthone


Advised uses : Aromatherapy, Perfumery, Cosmetic, Alimentary