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    Early spring of menthe arvensis in India
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    Typical early plantation of COrnmint in India
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    Typical local production of mints in India

Cornmint Oil India Mentha arvensis

  • Description

    Cornmint comes from the plant Mentha arvensis and is native to Europe although it is highly cultivated in Northern India. The essential oil is derived from the steam distillation of the leaves.

    Cornmint is used in similar applications to peppermint but it’s taste and odour are slightly milder. It’s slightly different properties lend itself well to more therapeutic applications as well as the obvious flavouring use.

    As it is both antiseptic and anti-bacterial t is often found in dental products for the treatment of swollen gums and toothache as well as being often found in mouthwash for these benefits and its cooling flavour.

    You will find many tropical skin cooling products containing cornmint. It’s also commonly used to treat stomach and respiratory complaints, headaches and muscular aches and pains..

     

     

  • Product Details

    • Botanical name: Mentha arvensis
    • Origin: India
    • Crop Season: May - July
    • Plant/part used: Leaves
    • Method of extraction: Steam distillation
    • TSCA CAS: 90063-97-1
    • EINECS: 290-058-5
    • Appearance: Slight yellow to colourless clear liquid
    • Organoleptic Properties: Minty, fresh
    • Density: 0.889 - 0.910
    • Refractive index: 1.456 - 1.467
    • Optical rotation: -25° to -37°
    • Chemical constituents: L-menthol
  • Latest Market Information December 12, 2018

    The month of September saw a slight price correction; the rates fell despite a healthy demand from the American and European sectors. The demand for menthol powder from China was dismal. The April to July export figures reveal a significant fall of almost 30%. Though there was an improvement in demand the following August, it did not cover the shortfall. If there is no covering this year, there is a possibility of a sharp decline in demand – a fall of almost 3,000 MT in demand.

    There is increased activity as a closed synthetic menthol plant has fully resumed its operations. There is an increase in supplies due to the advent of the festive season and additional crop from Madhya Pradesh.

    Considering all these factors, the situation for this product is still uncertain and the prices have not fallen. In this context, it would be wise to wait out a couple of months before placing orders for fresh mentha arvensis products.

    Market prices USD 29.50 /kilo
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