Apple Mint (Mentha suaveolens)
Mentha suaveolens, native to southern and central Europe, is a rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial in the pervasive namesake genus of the Mint Family. It is commonly used as a flavoring for teas and food. It grows in humid environments, usually along streams (Božović et al., 2015). Apple mint is an important element of traditional Mediterranean medicine with a wide range of uses. Its leaves and essential oil extracts were used to treat gastrointestinal problems and the symptoms of respiratory illness, as well as for their anticonvulsive, antiseptic, and insecticide effects (Moreno et al., 2002). Today it is used as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, cytotoxic, antioxidant, hepatoprotective (liver), and antifungal agent (Ayaz et al., 2020).
- Modeling and optimizing concentration of exogenous application of γ-aminobutyric acid on NaCl-stressed pineapple mint (Mentha suaveolens) using response surface methodology: an investigation into secondary metabolites and physiological parametersby Hosein Ahmadi on June 9, 2023 at 10:00 am
Salinity, a severe worldwide issue, compromises the economic production of medicinal plants including mints and causes drug-yield decline. γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a tolerance-inducing signaling bio-molecule in various plant physiological processes. Pineapple mint (Mentha suaveolens Ehrh.) is a valuable medicinal herb with an exhilarating scent of citrus fruit. Piperitenone oxide is the major bioactive constituent of its essential oil, having significant demand by pharmaceutical industries….
- Phytochemical analysis and evaluation of antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antidiabetic activities of essential oils from Moroccan medicinal plants: Mentha suaveolens, Lavandula stoechas, and Ammi visnagaby Naoufal El Hachlafi on June 2, 2023 at 10:00 am
Mentha suaveolens, Lavandula stoechas, and Ammi visnaga are widely used in Moroccan folk medicine against several pathological disorders, including diabetes and infectious diseases. This work was designed to determine the chemical profile of M. suaveolens (MSEO), L. stoechas (LSEO), and A. visnaga (AVEO) essential oils and assess their antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antidiabetic effects. The volatile components of LSEO, AVEO, and MSEO were analyzed using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry…
- Mentha suaveolens Ehrh. (Lamiaceae) Essential Oil and Its Main Constituent Piperitenone Oxide: Biological Activities and Chemistryby Mijat Božović on May 19, 2015 at 10:00 am
Since herbal medicines play an important role in the treatment of a wide range of diseases, there is a growing need for their quality control and standardization. Mentha suaveolens Ehrh. (MS) is an aromatic herb with fruit and a spearmint flavor, used in the Mediterranean areas as a traditional medicine. It has an extensive range of biological activities, including cytotoxic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, hypotensive and insecticidal properties, among others. This study aims to…
- In vitro inhibition of herpes simplex virus type 1 replication by Mentha suaveolens essential oil and its main component piperitenone oxideby Livia Civitelli on March 18, 2014 at 10:00 am
Several essential oils exert in vitro activity against bacteria and viruses and, among these latter, herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is known to develop resistance to commonly used antiviral agents. Thus, the effects of the essential oil derived from Mentha suaveolens (EOMS) and its active principle piperitenone oxide (PEO) were tested in in vitro experimental model of infection with HSV-1. The 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) was determined at 5.1μg/ml and 1.4μg/ml for EOMS and PEO,…
- Beneficial effect of Mentha suaveolens essential oil in the treatment of vaginal candidiasis assessed by real-time monitoring of infectionby Donatella Pietrella on March 2, 2011 at 11:00 am
CONCLUSIONS: This study shows for the first time that the essential oil of a Moroccan plant Mentha suaveolens is candidastatic and candidacidal in vitro, and has a degree of anticandidal activity in a model of vaginal infection, as demonstrated in an in vivo monitoring imaging system. We conclude that our findings lay the ground for further, more extensive investigations to identify the active EOMS component(s), promising in the therapeutically problematic setting of chronic vaginal candidiasis…
Ayaz, A., Zaman, W., Ullah, F., Saqib, S., Jamshed, S., Bahadur, S., Shakoor, A., & Arshad, B. (2020). Systematics study through scanning electron microscopy; a tool for the authentication of herbal drug Mentha suaveolens Ehrh. Microsc Res Tech, 83(1), 81-87. https://doi.org/10.1002/jemt.23391
Božović, M., Pirolli, A., & Ragno, R. (2015). Mentha suaveolens Ehrh. (Lamiaceae) essential oil and its main constituent piperitenone oxide: biological activities and chemistry. Molecules, 20(5), 8605-8633. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules20058605
Moreno, L., Bello, R., Primo-Yúfera, E., & Esplugues, J. (2002). Pharmacological properties of the methanol extract from Mentha suaveolens Ehrh. Phytother Res, 16 Suppl 1, S10-13. https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.744