genus Mentha


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Noun1.genus Mentha - mint plantsgenus Mentha - mint plants        
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Labiatae, family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, mint family - a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary
mint - any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers
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All reported studies related to essential oils composition of genus Mentha in general was under soil conditions and few studies were conducted about the chemical composition of essential oils under protected soilless conditions.
The genus Mentha comprises 25 often variable species, while the RHS Plant Finder lists more than 85 different varieties, so there is a huge amount of choice.
The genus Mentha is the most important in the Labiatae family because of the various essential oils that can be isolated through hydrodistillatioin, water and steam distillation, hydrodiffusion, and expression (cold processing) and that have high economic value, including corn mint (the source of natural menthol), peppermint, Scotch spearmint, and Native spearmint.
Phytochemical analysis of several species of the genus Mentha showed that their essential oils are a rich source of menthol, with several industrial applications, such as in oral health care products, flavorings, aromatic foods and drinks, perfumeries and pharmaceutical products (MATOS, 2000; MESQUITA et al.