Mint: The Genus Mentha (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - by Brian M. Lawrence

By Brian M. Lawrence

For millions of years mint has loved an venerated position in pharmacopoeias and kitchen cabinets in India, China, Europe, North the USA, and in other places. this day the quantity of crucial oils made out of the 4 significant mint species (cornmint, peppermint, local spearmint, and Scotch spearmint) exceeds 23,000 metric tonnes every year with a marketplace price of greater than $400 million. This makes mint the main economically vital crucial oil.

Continuing within the esteemed culture of the former volumes within the Medicinal and fragrant Plant sequence, Mint: The Genus Mentha offers an in-depth examine the genus, delivering info on its historical past, construction, chemical parts, industry traits, and medicinal and dietary makes use of. starting with a evaluation of the proper taxonomy and correct distillation and extraction equipment, the textual content then expands on many specific and complicated elements of the cultivation, processing, and caliber evaluation of the differing kinds of mint.

Outlining fresh stories at the biosynthesis and biotechnology of more desirable power for oil construction, the textual content additionally contains theoretical features of distillation used to accomplish effective and price powerful oil isolation. diversifications in chemical parts in oils, even inside a given species, via local or environmental condition is the point of interest of a big part of this publication. The impression of those quantitative adjustments is explored in chapters on characterization, choice, and quality controls tools together with gasoline chromatographic profiles. The perform of ameliorating those diversifications with diluted or adulterated blends to supply a constant product attribute is usually evaluated. the ultimate component of the publication examines the function mint performs within the pharmaceutical, own and oral care, aromatherapy, and taste industries together with confections, tobacco, and alcohol.

With huge info from across the world identified specialists of their box, Mint: The Genus Mentha is a useful better half for all these actively engaged within the learn, cultivation, advertising, or product improvement of mint.

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Helv. 550. 1837. Mentha longifolia Huds. var. undulta W. , Lab. Alp. Mar. 48. 1891. ) Huds. var. , Fl. Italia 3: 74. 1903. 18 M. , BEITR. NATURK. 7: 149. 1792. G. N. ), 2n 5 24 . . , non L. , Fl. Napol. 1: xxxiii. 1815. ) Huds. var. lachnaiochroa Malinv. , Lab. Alp. Mar. 28. 1891. 1 subsp. suaveolens, Pineapple Mint Distribution and habitat: the type is the cultivated variegated form (Harley, 1972); the wild green form (name uncertain) is found in western Europe from Denmark to eastern Europe and North Africa and the Canaries, along streambanks, lakeshores, moist fields, and roadsides.

Boissier 2: 708. 1894. Mentha arvensis L. var. , Bull. Herb. Boissier 2: 708. 1894. Mentha arvensis L. var. , Bull. Herb. Boissier 3: 215. 1895. Mentha arvensis L. subsp. , Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4(3a): 319. 1896. , Mem. NY Bot. Gard. 1: 337. 1900. Mentha arvensis L. var. lanata Piper, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 29: 222. 1902. Mentha canadensis L. var. lanata (Piper) Piper, Contrib. S. Nat. Herb. 11: 492. 1906. Mentha canadensis L. var. ) Piper, Contrib. S. Nat. Herb. 11: 492. 1906. , Bull. Torrey Bot. Club.

Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 5: 386. 1825. Thymus corsicus Pers. in Moris, Stirp. Sard. Elench. Fasc. 1: 37. 1827. , Bot. Reg. sub. t. 1282. 1829. ) Pe´rard, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 17: 205. 1870. Thymus micranthus Salzm. & Pouzolz. ex Pe´rard, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 17: 206. 1870. , Consp. Fl. Eur. 597. 1881. 16 M. , PRODR. 505. 1810. TYPE: PORT JACKSON [SYDNEY, PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA], R. BROWN #2350 (HOLOTYPE, BM! ISOTYPES, BM! ), 2n 5 CA. , Labiat. Gen. Spec. 380. 1834. 17 M.

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