Spearmint Essential Oil

  • Botanical Name: Mentha spicata
  • Alternative Names: Garden Mint
  • Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
  • Primary Constituent: Carvone
  • Other Main Constituents: Limonene
  • Distillation Method: Steam Distillation
  • Plant Part: Flowering Herb

Role of Essential Oil of Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) in Addressing Reverse Hormonal and Folliculogenesis Disturbances in a Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in a Rat Model

Sadeghi Ataabadi M, Alaee S, Bagheri MJ, Bahmanpoor S Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 2017 ABSTRACT: Purpose: Given the antiandrogenic effects of spearmint, in this study we evaluated the effects of its essential oil on polycystic ovarian syndrome in a rat model. Methods: Female rats were treated as follows: Control, normal rats which received 150 mg/kg spearmint… Read more »

Toxicities of Selected Essential Oils, Silicone Oils, and Paraffin Oil against the Common Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

Zha C, Wang C, Li A Journal of Economic Entomology ABSTRACT: The common bed bug [Cimex lectularius L. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)] and tropical bed bug [Cimex hemipterus F. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)] resurged in the United States and many other countries over the past decades. The need for safe and effective bed bug control products propelled the development… Read more »

Essential oils of culinary herbs and spices display agonist and antagonist activities at human aryl hydrocarbon receptor AhR

Bartoňková I, Dvořák Z Food Chemistry & Toxicology ABSTRACT: Essential oils (EOs) of culinary herbs and spices are used to flavor, color and preserve foods and drinks. Dietary intake of EOs is significant, deserving an attention of toxicologists. We examined the effects of 31 EOs of culinary herbs and spices on the transcriptional activity of human… 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 »

Chemical Composition, Cytotoxic, Apoptotic and Antioxidant Activities of Main Commercial Essential Oils in Palestine: A Comparative Study

A Al-Tamimi M, Rastall B, M Abu-Reidah I Medicines (Basel), 2016 ABSTRACT: Background: Essential oils (EOs) are complex mixtures of several components gifted with a wide array of biological activities. The present research was designed to evaluate whether commercial essential oils could be effective by examining their in vitro antioxidant, cytotoxic, and apoptotic properties of nine commercially available EOs… Read more »

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (PDQ®): Health Professional Version

PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board PDQ Cancer Information Summaries, 2017 EXCERPT: This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the use of aromatherapy and essential oils in the treatment of people with cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer… Read more »

The repellent efficacy of eleven essential oils against adult Dermacentor reticulatus ticks

Štefanidesová K, Škultéty Ľ, Sparagano OAE, Špitalská E Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2017 ABSTRACT: Dermacentor reticulatus ticks are among the most important arthropod vectors of zoonotic disease agents in Europe. Eleven essential oils, namely basil (Ocimum basilicum), bergamot (Citrus bergamia), clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum), citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus), creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), lemon-scented… Read more »

Screening of plants used in the European traditional medicine to treat memory disorders for acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity and anti amyloidogenic activity

Lobbens ES, Vissing KJ, Jorgensen L, van de Weert M, Jäger AK Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2017 ABSTRACT: Ethnopharmacological relevance: Plants used in the traditional medicine of Europe to treat memory dysfunction and/or to enhance memory were investigated for activity against the underlying mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease. Aim of the study: To investigate 35 ethanolic extracts… 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 »