This reference on mint serves as the first comprehensive review of these commercially important essential oils, which have a long history of use in flavoring and medicine. This book presents an in-depth look at the genus Mentha, examining its history and production, as well as its medicinal and nutritional uses. It also provides a complete industrial profile, including market size, geographical sources, export and import data, quality assessment, and use in a variety of industries such as cosmetic, consumer goods, and food. Written by internationally known experts, this text is an invaluable companion to all those actively engaged in the research, cultivation, marketing, and production development of mint.
Mentha: An Overview of its Classification and Relationships, A. O. Tucker and R. F.C. Naczi Anatomy, Physiology, Biosynthesis, Molecular Biology, Tissue Culture and Biotechnology of Mint Essential Oil Production, M. Maffei, C. M. Bertea, and M. Mucciarelli Commercial Mint Species Grown in the United States, M. A. Morris The Cultivation of Mints in India, S. Kumar, S. Pandey-Rai, and S. K. Rai Production of Mint in China, W. Liu, and B. M. Lawrence The Distillation of Mint Oils, E.F.K.Denny & B. M. Lawrence The Composition of Commercially Important Mints, B. M. Lawrence Oil Composition of the Other Mentha Species and Hybrids, B. M. Lawrence World Production and Quality Control of Mint Oils and Their Commercially Important Isolates, R. M. Sheldon Natural and Synthetic Menthol, R. Hopp & B. M. Lawrence The Genuineness of Mint Oils, B. M. Lawrence Biological and Toxicological Properties of Mint Oils and Their Major Isolates: Safety Assessment, J. R. Hayes, M. Stavanja, and B. M. Lawrence Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils and Constituents of Mentha Species, S. G. Deans Mentha: Economic Uses, A. O. Tucker