Peppermint Essential Oil

  • Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
  • Alternative Names: Mint, Western Peppermint
  • Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
  • Primary Constituent: Menthol
  • Other Main Constituents: Menthone
  • Distillation Method: Steam Distillation
  • Plant Part: Leaf

The in vitro Antimicrobial Activity and Chemometric Modelling of 59 Commercial Essential Oils against Pathogens of Dermatological Relevance.

Orchard A, Sandasi M, Kamatou G, Viljoen A, van Vuuren S Chemistry & Biodiversity, 2017 ABSTRACT: This study reports on the inhibitory concentration of 59 commercial essential oils recommended for dermatological conditions, and identifies putative compounds responsible for antimicrobial activity. Essential oils were investigated for antimicrobial activity using minimum inhibitory concentration assays. Ten essential oils… Read more »

Essential oils diversely modulate genome-wide gene expression in human dermal fibroblasts

Han X, Parker TL Cogent Medicine, 2017 ABSTRACT: The increasing popularity of essential oils for skincare has led to investigation of their biological effects in human skin cells. In this study, we investigated the biological activities of three commercially available essential oils, i.e. rosemary oil, wild orange oil, and a blend (commercial name: Deep Blue)… Read more »

Preclinical development and clinical use of perillyl alcohol for chemoprevention and cancer therapy

Chen TC, Fonseca CO, Schönthal AH American Journal of Cancer Research, 2015 ABSTRACT: Perillyl alcohol (POH) is a naturally occurring dietary monoterpene isolated from the essential oils of lavender, peppermint, and other plants. Medical interest in this compound was generated by research findings showing that POH was able to inhibit the growth of tumor cells… Read more »

Essential oils and their constituents as anticancer agents: a mechanistic view

Gautam N, Mantha AK, Mittal S BioMed Research International, 2014 ABSTRACT: Exploring natural plant products as an option to find new chemical entities as anticancer agents is one of the fastest growing areas of research. Recently, in the last decade, essential oils (EOs) have been under study for their use in cancer therapy and the… Read more »

An effect of peppermint herb (Mentha piperita L.) pressing on physico-chemical parameters of the resulting product

U Sadowska, A Żabińskia, A Szumnyb, K Dziadekc Industrial Crops and Products, 2016 ABSTRACT: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of peppermint herb pressure agglomeration process on biologically active compounds’ content, antioxidant activity, resulting product compaction, and color of the new form of mint tea infusions. The separated fractions of mint… Read more »

Regulation of monoterpene accumulation in leaves of peppermint

Gershenzon J, McConkey ME, Croteau RB Plant physiology, 2000 ABSTRACT: Plants synthesize numerous classes of natural products that accumulate during development and are thought to function as constitutive defenses against herbivores and pathogens. However, little information is available about how the levels of such defenses are regulated. We measured the accumulation of monoterpenes, a model… Read more »

Combined non-adaptive light and smell stimuli lowered blood pressure, reduced heart rate and reduced negative affect

Dong S, Jacob TJ Physiology & behavior, 2016 ABSTRACT: Bright light therapy has been shown to have a positive impact on seasonal affective disorder (SAD), depression and anxiety. Smell has also has been shown to have effects on mood, stress, anxiety and depression. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of the… Read more »

Plants traditionally used as mosquito repellents and the implication for their use in vector control

Tisgratog R, Sanguanpong U, Grieco JP, Ngoen-Kluan R, Chareonviriyaphap T Acta tropica, 2016 ABSTRACT: Numerous plants with insect repelling properties are native to the tropics where they are produced for a wide range of medicinal purposes. In Thailand, these native plant species have a history of use for personal protection against biting insects. From our… Read more »