Description & extraction:
Peppermint is a hybrid species of spearmint and water mint (Mentha aquatica). The essential oils are gathered by steam distillation of the fresh aerial parts of the flowering plant. The most active ingredients include menthol (35–45%) and menthone (10–30%).
menthol (7–48%), menthone (20–46%), menthyl acetate (3–10%), menthofuran (1–17%) and 1,8-cineol (3–6%).
Peppermint oil are antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide, cytophylactic, digestive, febrifuge and hydrating.
Almost colourless to palest yellow to yellow green
0.880 - 0.916
-0.5o To +0.75o