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Mints & Menthol

Mint has been an important herb since the early starts of civilization. Romans are responsible for carrying the herb throughout Europe. Mint was known to be treasured as an important aromatic herb in medieval times. People scented their baths and strew their homes with mint because of its fresh scent. In the eighteenth century, mint was valued for its medicinal uses. Remedies for everything from colic, to digestive odors, to mad dog bites called for mint. When the colonists came to the New World they brought along their mints for teas for headaches, heartburn, indigestion, gas and insomnia. They also drank mint tea for pleasure, not only because it tasted good, but also because it wasn’t taxed.

The species name Mentha is derived from Roman mythology. Minthe was a lovely young nymph who caught the eye of Pluto, the ruler of the underworld. When Pluto’s wife Persephone found out about his love for the beautiful nymph, she was enraged. She changed Minthe into a lowly plant, to be trodden underfoot. Pluto couldn’t reverse Persephone’s curse, but he did soften the spell somewhat by making the smell that Minthe gave off all the sweeter when she was tread upon. The name Minthe has changed to Mentha and become the name of the herb, mint.

As for the origins of mint’s reputation as the herb of hospitality, Greek mythology tells us the story. Two strangers were walking through a village. The villagers ignored them and offered neither food nor drink. Finally an old couple, Philemon and Baucis, offered them a meal. Before the four sat down for their meal, the couple rubbed the table with mint leaves to clean and freshen it. The strangers turned out to be the gods Zeus and Hermes in disguise. As a reward for the hospitality Philemon and Baucis had shown them, the gods turned the humble home into a temple. Mint thus became the symbol of hospitality.

Today India is the largest producer of Mint.  Mainly india produce  three varieties of Mint species.  Mentha Arvensis, Mentha Piperita and Mentha Spicata. Also produce a minor variety of Mentha Citrata

MRT offers wide range of Mint and Allied products and its naturalness and purity is distinctly different than others.

  • Mentha Arvensis Oil
  • Mentha Piperita Oil
  • Mentha Spicata Oil
  • Mentha Citrata Oil
  • Menthol Crystal
  • Liquid Menthol
  • Melted Menthol
  • Menthol Flakes
  • Menthone
  • Menthyl Acetate
  • Cis-3-Hexenol
  • Cis-3-Hexnyl Acetate
  • 3-Octanol Acetate
  • 3-Octanol
  • Basil Oil
  • Methyl Chavicol
  • Linalool
  • Linalyl Acetate
  • L-Limonene
  • L-Carvone
  • Menthafuron
  • Rectified Peppermint Oil
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