Mentha piperita L.
Kosher certified

Peppermint Flavoured water France

Mentha piperita L.
Botanical family : Lamiaceae
Method of culture : Conventional
Part harvested : Aerial parts
Harvest period :
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

CAS TSCA : 8006-90-4
INCI : Mentha piperita water


Herbaceous

Herbaceous
Minty

The plant in depth

Peppermint is a perennial herb that grows in a broad carpet of aromatic leaves. The crenellated, toothed foliage releases a potent, fresh, peppery fragrance when rubbed or crushed. The plant, being sterile, spreads by vegetative propagation via underground stems. Mints have a great capacity for hybridization, which has led to a wide variety of such plants. Peppermint is an example of this, as it is the result of a genetic blend of water mint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata). In fact, simply planting two different mint species close to one another can lead to a new, intermediate form. Mint's fragrance is held in secretory trichomes covering the leaves. The aerial plant parts are reaped to distill peppermint essential oil. Peppermint flavored water is obtained through redistillation of the oil.

The aroma of peppermint has led to the plant's widespread popularity. Extensively used for culinary purposes, it is a member of the Lamiaceae family, joined by other herbs such as thyme, oregano, basil, rosemary, and marjoram. The Mentha genus itself has 25 different species of mints. Among the different existing mint types, peppermint is a menthol mint, like field mint, and thus has a potent smell.

Your technical documents

Data sheet Security sheet Kosher
GHS CLP GHS CLP K

Specifications

Method for obtaining Redistillation, with indirect vapors of the essential oil
Appearance Colourless limpid liquid
Constituents Water and essential oil titration


Advised uses : Aromatherapy, Perfumery, Cosmetic, Alimentary