ISO 856:2006
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Oil of peppermint (Mentha x piperita L.)

This standard has been reviewed* and then confirmed in 2010.

*ISO standards are reviewed every five years.


ISO 856:2006 specifies certain characteristics of the oil of peppermint (Mentha x piperita L.), with a view to facilitate assessment of its quality.

As it is difficult to differentiate the specification of peppermint oils (Mentha x piperita L.) from different origins, they have been regrouped in ISO 856:2006. The following origins have been taken into consideration: USA, United Kingdom, France, Italy, India and China.


  • Edition: 2 (Monolingual) ICS: 71.100.60
    Status: Published Stage: 90.93 (2010-04-29)
    TC/SC: ISO/TC 54 Number of Pages: 12
  • Revises: ISO 856:1981

  • No corrigenda or amendments available

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