ANALYSIS OF MENTHA WASTE PRODUCTS USING GC-MSAbstract
Mentha piperita, a commercially important medicinal plant, yields essential oils. The oil extracted by steam distillation, gives two types of waste products viz. high boiling hydrosol and bottom pitch, which sell at a very low price. Some constituents of the waste products are useful in perfumery industry and they also exhibit medicinal activities such as anti-inflammatory. The aim of present study is to characterize the value adding constituents from the target products by saponification followed by hydro- distillation.
Sameer Sapra, Kunal Nepali, Raj Kumar, Rohit Goyal, Om P. Suri, Vijay K. Koul and Kanaya L. Dhar*
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, ISF College of Pharmacy*, Moga 142001, India
02 February, 2010
15 March, 2010
25 March, 2010
01 April, 2010