PennyRoyal Mentha pulegium

  • Common Names
  • PennyRoyal , Penny-Royal, poleo
  • Botanical Name
  • Mentha pulegium
  • Family

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of PennyRoyal

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How to Use: PennyRoyal

Pennyroyal is an important member of the family of mints, used historically since the time of Pliny to stimulate suppressed menstruation, alleviate cramps and tension during a woman's monthly cycle and facilitate childbirth. 1

Preparation Methods & Dosage :whole herb teas, use essential oil in topical applications only

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PennyRoyal Remedies

PennyRoyal Side Effects: Pennyroyal used as the whole herb in tea is one that can be used safely for its intended purposes, when coupled with common sense, respect, knowledge and caution. A woman would have to drink enormous quantities of whole herb tea to cause a miscarrage, so there is little chance of an accidental overdose. Still best avoid use while pregnant, unless under guidance to facilitate labor . Pennyroyal oil, however is extremely toxic, doses a small 1 teaspoon can cause convulsions, and ingestion has even resulted in death. Never, ever, never take pennyroyal oil internally for any reason.

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Plant Description

Fragrant, low growing mint with small roundish leaves.