Science of Herbs


Mentha piperata 

Mentha Piperata Common Name: Vilayati Pudina
English Name: Pepeprmint
Botanical Name: Mentha piperata
Family: Lamiaceae

Description: This is a herbaceous plant about 3 feet in height. Leaves are 1-2 inches long with a toothed margin. It flowers from July to Sep. Flowers small and light purple in colour.

Chemical Compositions: The plant mainly contains menthol, neomenthol, isomenthol, Menthone, Menthyl acetate, limonene and cineol.

Properties: Peppermint oil facilitates hair growth by promoting vascularization of hair dermal papilla which contributes to early induction of anagen phase of hair growth.  It has antiseptic, antidandruff and antimicrobial properties that stop hair fall and help in hair growth. It also helps in cooling the scalp. It can relieve a dry scalp and give hair a healthy shine. Himsudhaa hair oil containing this oil can be used along with a few drops in a shampoo or conditioner in persons having scalp or hair issues, as it will pass on those antimicrobial and antiseptic properties to those products. It stimulates hair growth because of the increase blood circulation to the scalp when it is applied through an oil massage or in the shampoo or conditioner.

Used in the following MATXIN products:

  • Himsudhaa cool oil