Plant origin, natural properties, and common uses of Peppermint essential oil Mentha arvensis

About it...

Botanical name: Mentha arvensis

Family: Lamiaceae


Harvested: Northern India - China

Parts used: flowering plant

Extraction method: steam distillation

Major components of the oil: L-menthol, menthone, iso-menthone, menthyl acetate, limonene, pulegone, iso-pulegol, cineole, carvone

... The list of specific substances in the plant and their activities


Traditional uses:

Rich in menthol and derivatives, Peppermint essential oil is used in perfumery, gastronomy, particularly for its refreshing effects.


The organic components of its formula make it an antimicrobial, fungicidal, insecticidal and insect repellent oil.


This oil has also demonstrated its effectiveness to make rodents and other pests flee.


Used for its properties in:

The Rodents Formula


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