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The purpose of present research work is to investigate number and types of bioactive compounds present in Mentha spicata L. grown in north east Punjab suburban region. Most suitable technique used for this study is FTIR which is nondestructive, cost effective, user and environment friendly. Mentha spicata L. or garden mint cultivated under normal atmospheric conditions. The flowers and remaining non-flowering part were plucked and kept in under shade for 40 days to avoid photochemical changes. Flowers and non-flowering parts were grinded to fine powder and were analyzed using FTIR spectroscopic technique. The FTIR spectral lines have shown different characteristic peaks of functional groups. As a result, alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, phenols, and aromatics etc. have been investigated.
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