22. Bergamot Mint

  1. Mathew Attokaran

Published Online: 7 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470959152.ch22

Natural Food Flavors and Colorants

Natural Food Flavors and Colorants

How to Cite

Attokaran, M. (2011) Bergamot Mint, in Natural Food Flavors and Colorants, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470959152.ch22

Author Information

  1. Plant Lipids Limited, Cochin, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813821108

Online ISBN: 9780470959152



  • bergamot mint, known as marsh mint, lemon mint - and in India, as vilayati pudina;
  • oil from ripened fruits - valued as a fragrance in toiletries;
  • bergamot plants - adaptable to agroclimatic conditions;
  • on steam distillation of aerial parts - essential oils obtained;
  • in vitro cytotoxicity testing - a moderate effect against brain and colon human tumor cells;
  • oil of bergamot mint - characteristic flavor of herb;
  • bergamot mint, favorite scent of perfumery and fragrance items - like soaps, scents for bath and colognes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Plant Material

  • Essential Oil

  • Uses

  • Identification Numbers

  • References