Cornmint Essential Oil
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Cornmint Essential Oil

Product Name: Cornmint oil
Alias:Peppermint oil
CAS NO.: 68917-18-0
Molecular formula: C11H9N3O2Na
EINECS NO.: 614-655-0
Appearance: A pale yellow oil
Source: fresh stems and leaves of mint


Cornmint oil description

Cornmint oil is a colorless or yellowish clear liquid. It has a special cool aroma, which is pungent at the beginning and cool at the end. The color becomes darker after storage for a long time. It is often used to drive away mosquitoes and relieve physical fatigue.

Cornmint oil function and application

It is mainly used in oral hygiene products such as toothpaste and tooth powder, and in some drugs, it is used as a cooling, wind driving, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and exciting agent.

As a food flavor, it is the main raw material of mint essence.

Cornmint oil preparation method

This product is the oil obtained from the fresh stems and leaves of mint, a plant of Labiatae, by steam distillation, with a general yield of 0.3% - 0.6%. After refreezing the mint oil and taking 45% - 55% menthol out of partial decapitation, the volatile oil processed is menthol oil. Peppermint oil usually removes the head oil and rear oil fractions during the fractionation process. This operation is characterized by being very deformable, forming different styles of peppermint oil. Menthol oil with a large extent of distillate removal is sometimes referred to as diterpene oil.

Cornmint oil character

This product is light grass green liquid or light yellow clear liquid. When it is slightly cold, it will solidify into a solid. It has a strong mint aroma and a cool slightly bitter taste. Long storage and deep color gradient. This product can be mixed with ethanol, chloroform or ethanol at will. It has pure and fragrant mint aroma, spicy and cool, and strong channeling. At low temperature, a large number of colorless crystals precipitate. The color will become darker and the texture will become sticky after being stored for a long time. It is soluble in water and can be mixed with alcohol, ether and chloroform at will.

Peppermint introduction

Peppermint is grown on the edge of the river or in the mountain, wild and tidal wetlands, and is now mostly planted by drug farmers in the area. Potting mint at home is also very convenient. The thick and white rhizomes can be dug from March to April and cut into 8 cm long root segments. It is buried in the pot soil and can grow new plants after about 20 days. You can also cut the tender stem head for shade cutting from May to June. Peppermint is a perennial plant with well-developed root system. A large number of plants can be isolated when turning the pot and changing the soil every spring. Keep the basin soil wet at ordinary times. Nitrogen fertilizer is the main fertilizer, supplemented by phosphorus and potassium, and thin fertilizer is applied frequently. Medicinal herbs are often harvested twice during the growing period. The first time (head knife) was 5 to 6 days before Xiaoshu Festival, when the leaves were blooming and the flowers were not yet open, the aboveground part was cut; The second time is between the autumn equinox and the cold dew, when the flowers are in full bloom and the leaves are not withered. The second harvest is the best medicine. The stems and leaves harvested twice can be washed, cut off, dried in the sun, and placed in the place to prevent loss of aroma or mildew, for use throughout the year. Except for a few annual plants, most of them are fragrant perennial plants. At present, the main origin is the United States, and the best mint is produced in Britain. The stem is about 90 cm long, the hairy leaves are serrated, and the flowers are terminal, with purple, white and pink flower spikes. Peppermint likes to grow in a humid climate.

There are many varieties of mint, but no matter which one they are, their common characteristics are strong adaptability, cold resistance and easy planting, which is very suitable for novice cultivation. Peppermint likes bright, but out-of-the-way sunlight and rich moisture. Therefore, it is best to water when the soil is not completely dry. Mint grows extremely fast and can be picked at any time for consumption. It is a good choice to make tea or add to dishes.

Mint is very suitable as an entry-level plant for vanilla planting. Most mints can be propagated by division or cuttings. During the growing season (spring to summer is best), they can be propagated by cutting stems, which are very easy to root. Mint likes a warm, humid, sunny environment with plenty of rainfall. The rhizomes can germinate at 5-6°C, and the optimum growth temperature for the plants is 20-30°C. It has strong cold resistance. The soil for cultivating mint is preferably loose, fertile and well-drained. Moisture has a great influence on the growth and development of mint, and the plant requires more water in the early and middle stages of growth. The flowering period of budding requires sunny and dry weather, requiring less water.