Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2012, 60, 187-190
Published online 2013-03-30

Variability of essential oil content of Mentha L. taxa

Jarmila Neugebauerová1, K. Kaffková

1Ústav zelinářství a květinářství, Mendelova univerzita v Brně, Valtická 337, 691 44 Lednice, Czech Republic

Species of genus Mentha L. can be described like herbs with many possibilities to use in industry and pharmacology. The most important product is essential oil. For commercially cultivating of species Mentha L. is variability of essential oil content very important characteristic. Variability of essential oil yield of twelve different taxa were monitored for four years. Essential oils were obtained via hydro-distillation and expressed as ml/kg. The highest variability of essential oil content during monitored period showed sample Pulegium vulgare and the lowest variability of essential oil content showed Mentha spicata.


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