Scientific Name : Mentha Piperata L.
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Family : Labiatae

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It is a perennial plant of the Labiatae family, with thick and decumbent branches that lead to a cluster of red or purple flowers. Its leaves are dark green, fragrant, hairless, wider and larger than mint leaves and contain aromatic essential oils. This plant grows in Iran in different areas of Alborz, Lar valley, Azerbaijan, Tabriz and other places.

Chemical Constituents

The whole plant yields a volatile oil (1-3%), flavonoids, phenolics and steroids. The main constituents of volatile oil are menthol (30-35%) and menthone (15-30%). Other components are menthyl acetate, menthofuran, cineole, limonene, neomenthol, isomenthol and a sesquiterpene (viridofloral). The flavonoids present are apigenin and luteolin along with highly oxygenated flavones. Caffeic, chlorogenic and rosemarinic acids are the phenolic acids present, whereas the triterpenes located are a-amyrin, ursolic acid and sitosterol.

Medical disclaimer

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