Phytochemical analysis of Mentha piperita (Peppermint)

Debashish Gardia, Akshya Kumar Mishra, Rupama Tanty, Bedasmee Parua, Aishwarya Khamari


Mentha piperita (Lamiaceae family) is one of the most popular herbs in the world and has a long history of safe usage in medical preparations. Its leaf is used as a treatment for conditions including the common cold, liver inflammation, mouth, throat, and pharynx inflammation, as well as gastrointestinal problems like nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, cramps, and more. In this work, the analysis of photochemical processes of Mentha piperita was attempted which includes test for phenol and tannins, glycosides, Flavonoids, carbohydrates, alkaloids, terpenoids and steroids, saponins.   A phytochemical analysis of the peppermint leaf extract revealed the presence of several bioactive compounds in methanol, including phenols and tannins, flavonoids, carbohydrates, glycosides and alkaloids. This plant is certainly rich in significant phytochemicals that can be employed as medications, according to the evidence.


Mentha piperita, Phytochemical investigation, Medicinal plants, alkaloids

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