Cornmint Be Essential Oil 10ml


Cornmint essential oil has a pleasant aroma, more present than peppermint, and slightly camphor. Hugely popular in other continents, cornmint is one of the bestsellers and it's similar to our spearmint. Both, oil and plant,  are commonly used to combat nausea, motion sickness, and headaches. Also is a liver stimulant and soothe skin irritations.


Product Details

Name: Cornmint

Scientific Name: Mentha arvensis

Method of extraction: Steam distillation

Part of plant: Leaves

Country of origin: India

Main Components: Menthol (44.50%), Menthone (23.96%) 



Cornmint essential oil, has properties similar to peppermint, but it has more herbal scent and a higher concentration of its main components, menthol and menthone. With a wide range of uses it is a great airway decongestant. 


Digestive and gastric problems

In the Ebers papyrus, the oldest medicinal text found among the Egyptians, there is the quote that 'mint soothes the stomach'. It is a hepato-pancreatic stimulant, antispasmodic and cholagogue (promotes the excretion of bile), thus aid in stomach pain and digestion. It has been studied for its positive effects against irritable bowel syndrome [1], for its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immunomodulatory and anesthetic characteristics. L-menthol, known as menthol, blocks calcium channels in smooth muscle and produces an antispasmodic effect on gastrointestinal muscles. 



For muscle fatigue, joint pain and relaxation, Cornmintoil, even without association with other essential oils, already offers comfort. 

In a study, it obtained positive results compared to the use of tylenol in tension headaches. 


Respiratory problems

Useful in various respiratory problems: rhinitis, bronchitis, sinusitis, asthma and respiratory infections. 


Other uses

Mint leaves have been used as a plaster to reduce rheumatism and osteoarthritis pain, as well as bruises in general. Diffused, it leaves a feeling of a purified and fresh environment. Due to the concentration of menthone it works by stimulating the body, in particular the nervous system. Menthol gives it analgesic and anti-infective properties and action. 


Side effects

For internal use it is not recommended for children under 6 years old (risk of laryngeal spasm). Despite being useful in morning sickness, its oral use is advisable only with medical prescription. Not recommended for diabetic and epileptic people. 


How to use

Always perform a maximum concentration of 20%, carrying out a test on the arm before using it and associated with a carrier oil. Avoid direct use on the skin as it can cause a sensation of local anesthesia, heat and cold, and be irritating. 

[1] Alammar N, Wang L, Saberi B, et al. The impact of peppermint oil on the irritable bowel syndrome: a meta-analysis of the pooled clinical dataBMC Complement Altern Med. 2019;19(1):21. doi:10.1186/s12906-018-2409-0

[2] Gobel H, Fresenius J, Heinze A, Dworschak M, Soyka D. Effectiveness of Oleum menthae piperitae and paracetamol in therapy of headache of the tension type. Nervenarzt. 1996 Aug;67)8):672-81.

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