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..
Demand from the overseas market has reduced drastically. Production this year mirrors 2021. Suppliers are left with massive stockpiles and the prices have plummeted. While the traders are suffering losses, it is a good time for buyers to stock oil. The scope for further price reductions is limited. The planting area in 2022 was reduced 10-20%, but this loss was made up by hot climatic conditions, which increased yields by a similar margin.
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