Botanical Name : Mentha spicata
Origin : India
Mode of Extraction : Steam distilled
Main Constituents : Carvone, l-limonene, pinene
Description : Clear Transparent Liquid
Appearence : Colorless, yellow or greenish-yellow liquid
Organoleptic properties : Characteristic spearmint odour
Refractive index at 20 °C : 1.4820-1.4900
Specific Gravity at 20 °C : 0.917-0.934
Solubility : Very slightly soluble in water; soluble in
equal volume 80% alcohol
Use : As a fragrance and flavor raw material
Storage : Well closed in air tight containers away from
sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers.
It is extracted by the process of Steam Distillation.
a-pinene, b-pinene, caryophyllene, carvone, 1,8-cineole, limonene,
linalool, menthol (0.5% compared to the 40% in peppermint) and
Spearmint is a native of the Mediterranean area, and is a hardy
perennial herb that reaches about 1 meter (3 feet) in height and has
bright green lance-shaped, sharply serrated leaves and pink or
lilac-colored flowers. Unlike peppermint, spearmint does not contain
high amounts of menthol. The ancient Greeks used it to scent their
bath water and it had a reputation for curing sexually transmitted
diseases like gonorrhea. During the medieval times it was used to
heal sore gums and also to whiten teeth.
Its aroma is similar to the peppermint oil, but is slightly sweeter
and is pale yellow to greenish in color.
Spearmint Oil has many properties in common to that of peppermint
oil, it contains only small amounts of menthol and is far less harsh
on the skin and ideal for use in children. It is very useful to deal
with digestive problems including flatulence, constipation, diarrhea
and nausea, as it relaxes the stomach muscles and also relieves
hiccups. It helps with headaches, migraines, nervous strain, fatigue
and stress, as well as for the respiratory tract; helping with
asthma, bronchitis, catarrh and sinusitis.It is very effective on
skin and can relieve the itching of pruritus and helps with acne,
dermatitis, congested skin and sore gums.
Antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, emmenagogue,
insecticide, restorative and stimulant.
Blends well with
Basil, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary and Jasmine.
This oil can be effective for the digestive system, for the
respiratory tract, for a tired mind and for skin problem. Spearmint
is an ingredient in several mixed drinks, such as the mojito and
mint julep. It is used as a flavoring for toothpaste and
confectionery, and is sometimes added to shampoos and soaps. In
herbalism, spearmint is steeped as tea for the treatment of stomach
This oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing.
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