What are the main functions of menthol ?

Menthol is a terpene organic compound,. Menthol is extracted from the leaves and stems of peppermint. It is a white crystal and is the main component in the essential oil of peppermint and peppermint.


Main functions:

  1. Menthol is mainly used as a perfume agent for toothpaste, perfume, drinks and sweets. In medicine, it is used as an irritant, acts on the skin or mucous membrane, and has a cooling and antipruritic effect; Taking orally can be used as an antiphlogist for headache, rhinitis, pharyngitis and laryngitis. Its esters are used in perfumes and medicines. In the world, China and Brazil are the main natural mint production parks, with the annual output of mint oil reaching 2000-3000t.
  2. It is widely used in daily essence, edible essence and tobacco essence. Generally 1100 mg/kg in gum; 400mg/kg in candy; 130mg/kg in baked food; Ice cream 68mg/kg; 35mg/kg in soft drinks.
  3. It has bactericidal and antiseptic effects.
  4. It is used as a special additive for therapeutic cosmetics. For toilet water, etc. It can also be used as an aroma enhancer for toothpaste, perfume, drinks, candy, etc. Used for making candy, beverage, spice and medicine
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