Cornmint Pure Essential Oil

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Cornmint Pure Essential Oil

9.50

15 ml

Common Name: Cornmint

Latin Name: Mentha arvensis

INCI Name: Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil

 

Scent: Between a spearmint and peppermint scent

Parts Used: Leaves

Extraction Method: Steam Distillation

Origin: India

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Blends Well With

Cajuput, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Helichrysum (Italicum), Helichrysum (Rambiazina), Lavender, Patchouli, Peppermint, Petigrain, Sage (Clary), Spearmint, Tea Tree, Wintergreen


Formula Cards – Coming Soon!


Plant Description

Mentha arvensis is a perennial herb that flourishes in fields and moist ground growing to about 24 inches in height.  It is a branched, downy plant with paired, freely toothed leaves.  Cornmint also has light purple flowers whirled at the leaf bases with roots that freely creep.

 

Plant History

This herbal plant has been used by humans for approximately 2000 years. It is believed to first have been cultivated in Europe during ancient times. However, Japan started cultivating this mint plant for commercial purposes in the late nineteenth century. Countries like China and Japan used it for various medicinal purposes.  Later, cornmint was introduced to India where it is still known as Pudina. [1]


Ancient Wisdom - Historical Uses

A favorite in domestic herbal remedies and one of the oldest, Cornmint has long been cherished for its anesthetic, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, and aromatic, carminative, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, galactofuge, refrigerant and stimulant properties.  Cornmint has also found favor for its ability to ward off unwanted pests both flying and scurrying.  It is well known for its power to repel bugs, mice and, eeekk!, rats.

According to Ayurveda, Cornmint is expectorant, emmenagogue, asthma and pains in joints etc.

Topically – Acne, anesthetic, antimicrobial, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, carminative, diaphoretic, eczema, emmenagogue, fever, galactofuge, inflammation, joints, muscles, refrigerant, ringworm, skin toner, stimulant …

Inhalation – Antiseptic, expectorant, focusing, headache, migraine, respiratory anti-inflammatory, uplifting …

 

Modern Knowledge – Scientific Research

Fragrance Chemicals in the Essential Oil of Mentha arvensis Reduce Levels of Mental Stress / Haeme Cho, Kandhasamy Sowndhararajan, Ji-Wook Jung, Jin-Woo Jhoo3 and Songmun Kim* / Journal of Life Science 2013 Vol. 23. No. 7. 933~940 / DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.5352/JLS.2013.23.7.933

 

Enhancement of the antibiotic activity against a multiresistant Escherichia coli by Mentha arvensis L. and chlorpromazine.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18698137

 

Active Compounds Cornmint Is Known For

(-)-Borneol,  (+)-1,2-Epoxyneomenthyl-Acetate, (+)-Isomenthone, (+)-Menthofuran, (+)-Neomenthol, 1,8-Cineole, Beta-Caryophyllene, Beta-Pinene, Gamma-Terpinene, P-Cymene, P-Cymol, Carvone, Cineole, Cis-Isopulegone, Germacrene-D, Isomenthone, Isopulegone, Limonene, Linalol, Linalol-Acetate, Linalool, Linalool-Acetate, Menthol, Menthol-Acetate, Menthone, Myrcene, Octan-3-Ol, Piperitenone-Oxide, Piperitone, Piperitone, Piperitone-Oxide, Rosmarinic-Acid, Sabinene-Hydrate, Trans-Isopulegone, …


Not For Internal Use

Keep Out Of Reach Of Children

Dilute Properly

Avoid Eyes & Mucus Membranes

 

Cautions

Avoid During Pregnancy

Not For Young Children

 

If pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your doctor prior to use.

If adverse reaction occurs, stop using immediately and seek appropriate medical attention.

 

Interaction

The use of herbs is a time-honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. Herbs, however, can trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, you should use herbs with care, under the supervision of a health care provider.

Cornmint Oil is contraindicated in instances of cardiact fibrillation and G6PD deficiency. [2]

Cornmint Oil may act as a choloretic. [3]


Important

The information presented here is for educational purposes of traditional uses and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The FDA has not evaluated the therapeutic suggestions, statements or claims cited.  No claims are made as to any medicinal value of this plant or any products from Earthwise Oils, LLC.  You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your healthcare provider prior to use.


Literature

[1] http://www.onlyfoods.net/mentha-arvensis.html

[2] [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 261.]

[3] [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 261.]