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Table 3 Major compounds detected in peppermint oil

From: Comparison of the antibacterial activity of essential oils and extracts of medicinal and culinary herbs to investigate potential new treatments for irritable bowel syndrome

Compound (Tentative identification) Approximate percentage mass
Menthol 52.33
Menthone 29.96
1,8-cineole (eucalyptol) 3.70
Menthyl acetate 2.96
Unknown 1.80
Caryophyllene 1.24