Scientific Name: Mentha arvensis
Country of Origin: India
Synonyms: Field mint, Japanese mint.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatie)
Plant Parts Used: Flowering herb
Extraction Method: Distillation
Physical Characteristics: Colourless or pale yellow liquid.
Dominant Note(s): Middle
Aroma: Strong, fresh, bitter-sweet minty odour somewhat like peppermint.
Main Constituents: Menthol (70-95%), menthone (10-20%), pinene, menthyl acetate, isomenthone, thujone, phellandrene, piperitone and menthofuran among others
Blends With: Similar to peppermint
Safety Precautions: Non-toxic, non-irritant (except in concentration), may cause sensitization as menthol is an irritant.