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

Antifungal and Anti-Biofilm Activity of Essential Oil Active Components against Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus laurentii

Kumari P, Mishra R, Arora N, Chatrath A, Gangwar R, Roy P, Prasad R Frontiers in Microbiology, 2017 ABSTRACT: Cryptococcosis is an emerging and recalcitrant systemic infection occurring in immunocompromised patients. This invasive fungal infection is difficult to treat due to the ability of Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus laurentii to form biofilms resistant to standard antifungal treatment…. Read more »

Medicinally important aromatic plants with radioprotective activity.

Samarth RM, Samarth M, Matsumoto Y Future Science OA, 2017 ABSTRACT: Aromatic plants are often used as natural medicines because of their remedial and inherent pharmacological properties. Looking into natural resources, particularly products of plant origin, has become an exciting area of research in drug discovery and development. Aromatic plants are mainly exploited for essential oil extraction… Read more »

Essential oils showing in vitro anti MRSA and synergistic activity with penicillin group of antibiotics

Uzair B, Niaz N, Bano A, Khan BA, Zafar N, Iqbal M, Tahira R, Fasim F Pakistan Journal of Phamracological Science, 2017 ABSTRACT: This study was planned in order to investigate effective essential oils to inhibit in-vitro growth of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In this study using disc diffusion method anti MRSA activity of ten diverse essential… Read more »

Antifungal activity of essential oils on two Venturia inaequalis strains with different sensitivities to tebuconazole

Muchembled J, Deweer C, Sahmer K, Halama P Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2017 ABSTRACT: The antifungal activity of seven essential oils (eucalyptus, clove, mint, oregano, savory, tea tree, and thyme) was studied on Venturia inaequalis, the fungus responsible for apple scab. The composition of the essential oils was checked by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Each essential oil had its main compound…. Read more »

Menthol evokes Ca2+ signals and induces oxidative stress independently of the presence of TRPM8 (menthol) receptor in cancer cells.

Nazıroğlu M, Blum W, Jósvay K, Çiğ B, Henzi T, Oláh Z, Vizler C, Schwaller B, Pecze L Redox Biology, 2017 ABSTRACT: Menthol is a naturally occurring monoterpene alcohol possessing remarkable biological properties including antipruritic, analgesic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and cooling effects. Here, we examined the menthol-evoked Ca2+ signals in breast and prostate cancer cell lines. The… Read more »

Antifungal properties of essential oils for improvement of indoor air quality: a review

Whiley H, Gaskin S, Schroder T, Ross K Reviews on Environmental Health, 2017 ABSTRACT: Concerns regarding indoor air quality, particularly the presence of fungi and moulds, are increasing. The potential for essential oils to reduce, control or remove fungi, is gaining interest as they are seen as a “natural” alternative to synthetic chemical fungicides. This review examines published… Read more »

Repellency Effect of Essential Oils of some Native Plants and Synthetic Repellents against Human Flea, Pulex irritans (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae)

Ghavami MB, Poorrastgoo F, Taghiloo B, Mohammadi J Journal of Arthropod Borne Disease, 2017 BACKGROUND: Fleas are important vectors of human and animal disease, and control measures for protection against their bites and flea-borne diseases are necessary. METHODS: The essential oils (EOs) of four native medicinal plants, Ziziphora tenuiore, Myrtus communis, Achillea wilhelmsii and Mentha piperita were isolated by hydrodistillation technique and analyzed… Read more »

Peppermint essential oil alleviates hyperglycemia caused by streptozotocin- nicotinamide-induced type 2 diabetes in rats

Abdellatief SA, Beheiry RR, El-Mandrawy SAM Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, 2017 ABSTRACT: The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is steadily growing throughout the world. Traditional medicine has an excellent potential in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the potential antidiabetic effect of peppermint essential oil (PEO) on streptozotocin (STZ) and nicotinamide induced diabetic… Read more »

Synergistic effect of Carum copticum and Mentha piperita essential oils with ciprofloxacin, vancomycin, and gentamicin on Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria

Talei GR, Mohammadi M, Bahmani M, Kopaei MR International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation, 2017 BACKGROUND: Infectious diseases have always been an important health issue in human communities. In the recent years, much research has been conducted on antimicrobial effects of nature-based compounds because of increased prevalence of antibiotic resistance. The present study was conducted to… Read more »

Topical Menthol for Treatment of Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Cortellini A, Verna L, Cannita K, Napoleoni L, Parisi A, Ficorella C, Porzio G Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 2017 ABSTRACT: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a frequent treatment-limiting factor that significantly impairs patients’ everyday life, also because of a lack of valid palliative options. Here, we report a case of a male patient with a history of metastatic… Read more »