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Mentha spicata

  • Botanical name: Mentha spicata

  • Common name: Spearmint

  • Geographical position:1200m above sea level

  • Part of the plant used: Leaf (wild)

  • Appearance: Dark Brown solid.

  • Major compounds: Limonene, pulegone, piperitenone, beta-
    caryophyllene, 1.8- cineole

  • Odor: Natural and fresh fragrance



Chemical Industry
Natural Cosmetics

Mentha spicata is a good natural alternative to synthetic antioxidants. This helps in avoiding the adverse health effects that come with synthetic antioxidants. Its health benefits are mostly observed due to the presence of Polyphenols, à natural antioxidant. Mentha spicata extract is also used as à natural insecticide. In medicine, it finds application as à natural antispasmodic, antibacterial, antioxidant. Added to oral hygiene products, such as toothpaste and mouth rinses, Mentha spicata extract serves as à natural antiseptic.[1]

Spearmint antibacterial effect against S. aureus and E. coli owes to its antibiofilm activity as it was observed to break down bacterial biofilms within 30 minutes of application. [2]

Spearmint extract is also useful in food technology by controlling mycelial growth and ochratoxins, secondary metabolites produced by fungi such as Aspergillus and Penicillium, responsible for food contamination thus prompting health risks. Spearmint showed antiochratoxigenic properties against ochratoxin A, the typical food-contaminating mycotoxin. [3]


[1] Kee, Leong & Shori, Amal Bakr & Hj Baba, Ahmad Salihin. (2017). Bioactivity and health effects of Mentha spicata. Integrative Food, Nutrition and Metabolism. 5. 10.15761/IFNM.1000203.

[2] Barchan, A. & Bakkali, Moubarek & Arakrak, Abdelhay & Laglaoui, Amin. (2015). Effet antibactérien et anti-biofilm de trois espèces de Mentha : Mentha spicata, Mentha pulegium et Mentha piperita. Phytotherapie. 14. 10.1007/s10298-015-0970-y.

[3] Brahmi, Mostapha & D.E.H, Adli & Boufadi, Mokhtaria Yasmina & Wafaa, Arabi & Kahloula, Khaled & Slimani, Miloud. (2021). Antimicrobial and Antiochratoxic Activities of Mentha spicata Essential Oil. Phytotherapie. 10.3166/phyto-2021-0278.

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