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*  Antinociceptive activity of (-)-carvone: evidence of association with decreased peripheral nerve excitability.

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Spearmint (Mentha spicata).. G.R. Roberts. Members of Lamiaceae are commonly recognized by their opposite, usually saw-toothed ... Mentha cultivars (horticultural varieties) grown commercially for their oils are M. arvensis for menthol, M. gentilis and M. ... Border, bedding, and groundcover plants of the mint family include Lavandula, Mentha, and Lamium maculatum (the so-called ... spicata for spearmint, and M. piperita for peppermint. Culinary herbs include Origanum majorana (marjoram), Origanum vulgare ( ...

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*  Nature's Alchemy Spearmint || Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database | EWG

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*  Match the Food with the Plant Species Name (Clickable) Quiz - By Cleverfield

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*  Spearmint Seeds

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*  RCSB PDB - Protein Feature View - 4S-limonene synthase - Q40322 (Q40322 MENSP)

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*  G6470 Growing Herbs at Home | University of Missouri Extension

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*  Spearmint Essential Oil Effects Benefits Uses Beauty Tips | Beauty

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*  Spearmint Vitality Essential Oil | Dietary Supplement | Young Living Essential Oils

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*  Genomic Organization of Plant Terpene Synthases and Molecular Evolutionary Implications | Genetics

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(1/7) Sensitivity-dependent hierarchical receptor codes for odors.

In order to comprehend the strategy of odor encoding by odorant receptors, we isolated 2740 mouse receptor neurons from four olfactory epithelial zones and classified them in terms of their sensitivities and tuning specificities to a chiral pair of odorants, S(+)-carvone (caraway-like odor) and R(-)-carvone (spearmint-like odor). Our approach revealed that the majority of receptors at the lowest effective stimulus concentration represented the principal odor qualities characteristic of each enantiomer by means of the principal odor qualities of the odorants for which the receptors were most sensitive. The chiral-non-discriminating receptors were newly recruited 3.7 times of R(-)-carvone-sensitive receptors and totally became 2.8 times (39/14) of R(-)carvone-sensitive receptors in the subpopulations when the stimulus concentration was increased 10-fold [corrected]. More than 80% of the responsive receptors (an estimated 70 +/- alpha types) exhibited overlapping sensitivities between the enantiomers. The signals from the non-discriminating receptors may be reduced to decode the characteristic odor identity for R(-)-carvone in the brain over an adequate range of stimulus strengths. The information processing of odors appears to involve the selective weighting of the signals from the most sensitive receptors. An analysis of the overall receptor codes to carvones indicated that the system employs hierarchical receptor codes: principal odor qualities are encoded by the most sensitive receptors and lower-ranked odor qualities by less sensitive receptors.  (+info)

(2/7) Suppression of neutrophil recruitment in mice by geranium essential oil.

BACKGROUND: In aromatherapy, essential oils are used as anti-inflammatory remedies, but experimental studies on their action mechanisms are very limited. AIMS OF THE STUDY: To assess their anti-inflammatory activities, the effects of essential oils on neutrophil recruitment in mice were examined in vivo. METHOD: The effect of essential oils on leukocyte and neutrophil recruitment induced 6 h after intraperitoneal injection of casein in mice was examined. RESULTS: Leukocyte recruitment into the peritoneal cavity in mice was suppressed by intraperitoneal injections of geranium, lemongrass and spearmint oils at the dose of 5 microl/mouse, but was not by tea tree oil. This recruitment was inhibited dose-dependently by geranium oil. The suppression of leukocyte recruitment resulted from inhibition of neutrophil accumulation. CONCLUSION: Some essential oils used as anti-inflammatory remedies suppress neutrophil recruitment into the peritoneal cavity in mice.  (+info)

(3/7) Monoterpene metabolism. Cloning, expression, and characterization of (-)-isopiperitenol/(-)-carveol dehydrogenase of peppermint and spearmint.

The essential oils of peppermint (Mentha x piperita) and spearmint (Mentha spicata) are distinguished by the oxygenation position on the p-menthane ring of the constitutive monoterpenes that is conferred by two regiospecific cytochrome P450 limonene-3- and limonene-6-hydroxylases. Following hydroxylation of limonene, an apparently similar dehydrogenase oxidizes (-)-trans-isopiperitenol to (-)-isopiperitenone in peppermint and (-)-trans-carveol to (-)-carvone in spearmint. Random sequencing of a peppermint oil gland secretory cell cDNA library revealed a large number of clones that specified redox-type enzymes, including dehydrogenases. Full-length dehydrogenase clones were screened by functional expression in Escherichia coli using a recently developed in situ assay. A single full-length acquisition encoding (-)-trans-isopiperitenol dehydrogenase (ISPD) was isolated. The (-)-ISPD cDNA has an open reading frame of 795 bp that encodes a 265-residue enzyme with a calculated molecular mass of 27,191. Nondegenerate primers were designed based on the (-)-trans-ISPD cDNA sequence and employed to screen a spearmint oil gland secretory cell cDNA library from which a 5'-truncated cDNA encoding the spearmint homolog, (-)-trans-carveol-dehydrogenase, was isolated. Reverse transcription-PCR amplification and RACE were used to acquire the remaining 5'-sequence from RNA isolated from oil gland secretory cells of spearmint leaf. The full-length spearmint dehydrogenase shares >99% amino acid identity with its peppermint homolog and both dehydrogenases are capable of utilizing (-)-trans-isopiperitenol and (-)-trans-carveol. These isopiperitenol/carveol dehydrogenases are members of the short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase superfamily and are related to other plant short-chain dehydrogenases/reductases involved in secondary metabolism (lignan biosynthesis), stress responses, and phytosteroid biosynthesis, but they are quite dissimilar (approximately 13% identity) to the monoterpene reductases of mint involved in (-)-menthol biosynthesis. The isolation of the genes specifying redox enzymes of monoterpene biosynthesis in mint indicates that these genes arose from different ancestors and not by simple duplication and differentiation of a common progenitor, as might have been anticipated based on the common reaction chemistry and structural similarity of the substrate monoterpenes.  (+info)

(4/7) Antioxidant activity measured in different solvent fractions obtained from Mentha spicata Linn.: an analysis by ABTS*+ decolorization assay.

Antioxidant compounds are abundantly available in plants and play an important role in scavenging free radicals, thus providing protection to humans against oxidative DNA damage. Mentha spicata Linn., commonly called spearmint, belongs to the family lamiaceae. It was selected in the present study because Mentha extracts have antioxidant properties due to the presence of eugenol, caffeic acid, rosmarinic acid and alpha-tocopherol. Four solvent fractions (hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate and water) of ethanolic extract of dried leaves powder of M. spicata were analyzed for total antioxidant activity (TAA) and relative antioxidant activity (RAA) and compared with standard antioxidants such as Quercetin, beta-carotene, L-ascorbic acid and glutathione using ABTS*+ decolorization assay (ABTS/Potassium persulphate). The antioxidant activity was assumed to be from the total phenolic content of the ethanolic extract. Total phenolics are found to be highest in ethyl acetate fraction (54 mg/g) and least in hexane fraction (13 mg/g) and more or less similar in water and chloroform fractions (30-32 mg/g). TAA is found to be less in hexane and chloroform fractions (<53% at 50 microg/ml) and highest in ethyl acetate (95% at 20 microg/ml) and water (84% at 30 microg/ml) fractions. The RAA of ethyl acetate fraction is 1.1 compared to quercetin (at 5 microM/ml), but greater when compared to beta-carotene (15 microM/ml), L-ascorbic acid (15 microM/ml) and glutathione (15 microM/ml). The RAAs with these antioxidants are in the range of 1.31 -1.6. The values of RAAs for water fraction also show similar trend and are in the range of 1.0-1.4. The antioxidant activities of the solvent factions are closely related to the content of total phenolics present in them.  (+info)

(5/7) Structure of limonene synthase, a simple model for terpenoid cyclase catalysis.

The crystal structure of (4S)-limonene synthase from Mentha spic ata, a metal ion-dependent monoterpene cyclase that catalyzes the coupled isomerization and cyclization of geranyl diphosphate, is reported at 2.7-A; resolution in two forms liganded to the substrate and intermediate analogs, 2-fluorogeranyl diphosphate and 2-fluorolinalyl diphosphate, respectively. The implications of these findings are described for domain interactions in the homodimer and for changes in diphosphate-metal ion coordination and substrate binding conformation in the course of the multistep reaction.  (+info)

(6/7) Protection against LPS-induced cartilage inflammation and degradation provided by a biological extract of Mentha spicata.


(7/7) Antibacterial effects of the essential oils of commonly consumed medicinal herbs using an in vitro model.



  • By far the most commonly grown in this country are Spearmint (M. spicata) and Peppermint (M. x piperita) . (parkseed.com)
  • Oil of peppermint (Mentha x piperita L. (iso.org)


  • Wild mint ( Mentha arvensis ). (britannica.com)
  • hybrid with Mentha arvensis), and Mentha × villosa (large apple mint, hybrid with Mentha suaveolens). (wikipedia.org)


larvae feed

  • The larvae feed on Mentha longifolia, Mentha spicata and Mentha pulegium. (wikipedia.org)


  • hybrid with Mentha aquatica), Mentha × gracilis (ginger mint, syn. (wikipedia.org)
  • As the name suggests, the mint moth often uses mint (Mentha spicata. (wikipedia.org)
  • In parts of Central America yerba buena often refers to Mentha citrata, a true mint sometimes called "bergamot mint" with a strong citrus-like aroma that is used medicinally and as a cooking herb and tea. (wikipedia.org)
  • R-(-)-Carvone is also the most abundant compound in the essential oil from several species of mint, particularly spearmint oil (Mentha spicata), which is composed of 50-80% R-(-)-carvone. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mentha (also known as mint, from Greek míntha, Linear B mi-ta) is a genus of plants in the family Lamiaceae (mint family). (wikipedia.org)
  • also (more recently) apple mint (Mentha suaveolens). (wikipedia.org)
  • is a species in the genus Mentha (mint) native to Europe, western and central Asia (east to Nepal and the far west of China), and northern and southern (but not tropical) Africa. (wikipedia.org)

spearmint oil

  • Wrigley's Spearmint Gum and spearmint flavored Life Savers are major users of natural spearmint oil from Mentha spicata. (wikipedia.org)


  • Flora of China Vol. 17 Page 238 留兰香 liu lan xiang Mentha spicata Linnaeus, Sp. (wikipedia.org)


  • Oil of spearmint -- Part 2: Chinese type (80 % and 60 %) (Mentha viridis L. var. (iso.org)


  • Like almost all mints, Mentha longifolia can be invasive. (wikipedia.org)
  • Euro+Med Plantbase Project: Mentha longifolia African Flowering Plants Database: Mentha longifolia Flora of China: Mentha longifolia Blamey, M. & Grey-Wilson, C. (1989). (wikipedia.org)


  • spicata-most of species range It is a herbaceous, rhizomatous, perennial plant growing 30-100 cm tall, with variably hairless to hairy stems and foliage, and a wide-spreading fleshy underground rhizome. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mentha rotundifolia) as a food plant, though it can also be found on other species such as marjoram, Salvia pratensis, Melissa officinalis, Nepeta cataria and Calamintha species. (wikipedia.org)
  • While the species that make up the Mentha genus are widely distributed and can be found in many environments, most grow best in wet environments and moist soils. (wikipedia.org)
  • The list below includes all of the taxa recognized as species in recent works on Mentha. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2004, a molecular phylogenetic study indicated both of these species should be included in Mentha. (wikipedia.org)


  • Native to the Mediterranean, the genus Mentha has parented more than 3,500 varieties . (parkseed.com)


  • 4S-limonene synthase from the oil glands of spearmint (Mentha spicata). (wikipedia.org)


  • Oil of spearmint -- Part 1: Native type (Mentha spicata L. (iso.org)


  • Plant in flower Flowers 1887 illustration Grown in Malaysia "Mentha L". Germplasm Resources Information Network. (wikipedia.org)


  • Carvone is found naturally in many essential oils, but is most abundant in the oils from seeds of caraway (Carum carvi), spearmint (Mentha spicata), and dill. (wikipedia.org)


  • Perhaps the most common variation of this plant is spearmint (Mentha spicata). (wikipedia.org)


  • They have also been found on Mentha spicata and Pinus radiata. (wikipedia.org)


  • 1753. Altervista Flora Italiana, Menta romana, Mentha spicata L. includes photos + distribution maps for Europe + North America Biota of North America Program, 2013 county distribution map Huxley, A., ed. (1992). (wikipedia.org)