Pennyroyal Herbal Remedies
Pennyroyal leaves make a pleasant-tasting infusion beneficial for delayed menstruation, colds and fever, and flatulence and nausea. The oil is applied externally as an insect and flea repellant. Pennyroyal has a taste of SPICY, AROMATIC and a temperature of COOL.
Pennyroyal Proper Dose
|Pennyroyal Infusion||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
Pennyroyal Reference Information
|Latin Name||Mentha pulegium|
|Herb Forms||Essential oil, tincture, bulk herb.|
|Affects||Blood, Digestive system|
|Cautions||The essential oil and the tincture have been blamed for several deaths after being taken to attempt pre-term abortion. Never use the essential oil of pennyroyal internally. The herb tea is considered safe but is still not recommended during pregnancy.|
|Botanical Info||A low-growing, highly-branched annual with round to oval leaves and small pinkish-white flowers. A member of the mint family.|
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