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Mentha piperita

  • Botanical name: Mentha piperita

  • Common name: Peppermint

  • Geographical position: 700 m above sea level

  • Part of the plant used: Leaf

  • Appearance: Dark Brown solid.

  • Major compounds: Menthol, menthone, 1.8- cineole

  • Odor: Natural and fresh fragrance


Chemical Industry
Natural Cosmetics

Mentha piperita leaves extract exhibit antibacterial activity in vitro against several bacteria such as “Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aureus, Pseudomonas aerogenosa, Serratia marcesens and Streptococcus aureus”. [1]

Peppermint antibacterial and antioxidative properties were also observed in bacteria isolated from soccer shoes following claims that athletes (epidermis) are more exposed to certain bacteria making them prone to bacterial infections through skin penetration. [2]

Peppermint phytochemicals, Polyphenols especially, are found successfully applicable in the Food Industry, such as food preservation by extending shelf-life, Agriculture in herbicides, Medicine due to anthelmintic and antispasmodic activities, among others. Its antioxidative properties make Mentha piperita extract a beneficial natural additive to food and cosmetic formulations. [3]


[1] Giri, Bupesh & Amutha, Chinnaiah & Siddhan, Nandagopal & Ganeshkumar, A & Periyasamy, Sureshkumar & Murali, K. (2007). Antibacterial activity of Mentha piperita L. (peppermint) from leaf extracts - A medicinal plant. Acta agriculturae Slovenica. 89 - 1,. 73 - 79. 10.2478/v10014-007-0009-7.

[2] Okmen, Ahmet & Ökmen, Gülten & Arslan, Ali & Vurkun, Mustafa. (2017). Antibacterial Activities of Mentha piperita L. Extracts Against Bacteria Isolated from Soccer Player’s Shoes and its Antioxidant Activities. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research. 51. s163-s169. 10.5530/ijper.51.3s.5.

[3] Gholamipourfard, Kamal & Salehi, Mehdi & Banchio, Erika. (2021). Review: Mentha piperita phytochemicals in agriculture, food industry and medicine: Features and applications. South African Journal of Botany. 141. 10.1016/j.sajb.2021.05.014.

* Please, note that the above statements are summaries of published studies and and investigations as cited at the end of each statement.

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