CAS Number: 85085-49-0 ; 68917-15-7
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EINECS Number: 285-378-7
Paras Code: PEO1047
Mentha citrate (Family: Lamiaceae) a perennial herb originated in central and southern Europe. Whole plant is smooth, dotted with yellow glands, dark green color, generally tinged with purple, especially the margins of the leaves, which are finally toothed, Conspicuous lines of yellow glands on the purple calyx. Present day cultivation and distillation of oil of commercial importance is carried out n United States and India. Oil is a pale yellow or pale olive to almost water white liquid of a sweet herbaceous, fruity fresh odor. It resembles bergamot, but is distinctly more harsh in its terpene top notes.
Refreshing, minty, herbaceous odour
Colorless to pale yellow colored liquid
A tea made from fresh or dried leaves has traditionally been used for stomach aches, nausea, digestive disorder, nerves and sick stomach fevers and headaches and has analgesic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, carminative, cholagogic, diaphoretic, and vasodilator properties.