The Garden of Naturalsolution is a leading company in the natural cosmetic ingredients market in Korea.
It specializes in the development and supply of an extensive range of natural ingredients for cosmetic
and food industries since 2004.
|Common name||Apple mint, Wolly mint, Round-leaf mint|
|Scientific name||Mentha rotundifolia|
|INCI name||Mentha Rotundifolia Leaf Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||애플민트잎추출물|
|Used part||Leaf /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant / anti-microbial /|
|Known active compounds||limonene, menthone, carvone, pulegone|
Mentha rotundifolia is also known as Mentha suaveolens. Native to Europe, apple mint is an aromaticplant with green leaves and serrated edges. It is commonly called apple mint which offers a fruityfragrance, which would remind one of apple and mint scents. Apple mint, found on the ruins of monas-teries, was used by monks for epileptic fits as it refreshes the brain. This herb is usually used for culinarypurposes or for ground cover. Apple mint is frequently used for making drinks globally. It is added intococktails. Summer beverages like iced tea are prepared by adding the crushed leaves itself or mixedwith other ingredients. Warm apple mint tea has been traditionally served to alleviate fevers, headaches,and digestive disorders. Essential oil from apple mint leaves has been therapeutically used as anantiseptic.
In a research study, nine Mentha species were screened for their anti-oxidant activities. The resultindicated that all the species have free radical scavenging activity but methanol extract of M. suaveolensshowed higher activity than the others. Some scientific articles reported anti-microbial property of M.suaveolens essential oil.