Mint is herbaceous plant that has been used for thousands of years for its remarkable medicinal properties.

Compounds of Interest Applications

Carvone

Limonene

Phellendrene

Dihyrdrocarveol

Cineol

Linalool

Food: flavouring, antimicrobial preservative

  • Pharmaceutic:
  • Antifungal, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antianxiety, antioxidant
  • Treat CINV
  • Treat respiratory and digestive disorders
  • Hypertension relief

Specifically:

  • Linalool: sedative, local anaesthetic
  • Carvone: spearmint flavour, digestive aid
Why SFE

– SFE mint oil has higher antimicrobial activity, especially against e.coli, s.typhili, and s.aureus

Retention of aromatic compounds that are not obtained from other methods

SFE has a higher carvone content- better for food and flavouring industries

Optimization

2,190 psi/ 48˚ C/ with ethanol cosolvent