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Pennyroyal Essential Oil-Mentha pelegium


BOTANICAL NAME: Mentha pelegium

SCENT: Pennyroyal essential oil has a scent very similar to peppermint. Users should expect it to be sweet and herbaceous.


PLANT PART USED:  Flower Heads


ORIGIN: France

COLOUR: Pennyroyal Essential Oil is pale yellow in hue



Pennyroyal is a perennial herb that grows up to 50cm (20 in) tall with smooth roundish stalks and aromatic, gray-green oval leaves. It belongs to the mint family.

Reported Attributes of Pennyroyal Essential Oil:-

The herb and oil were traditionally used to strengthen the nerves, being valuable in so called hysteric disorders, nervous exhaustion and externally applied for pain resulting from neuralgia. It has a long traditional use as a carminative, diaphoretic, stimulant and as an emmenagogue.

Pennyroyal Blends With:-

Apart from other mints and Citrus oils it really does not blend well

History of Pennyroyal:-

It is a herbal remedy of ancient repute, and was used to purify the blood, for digestive and menstrual problems and feverish colds. It also has a deserved reputation as an insect repellent.

The term Pennyroyal (or Pennyrile, from a dialectal pronunciation) is also used to describe a geographic province of western Kentucky where the above-described herb grew in profusion sufficient to lend its name to the whole area.

CAUTIONS: The Essential Oil is toxic.

It is a powerful abortifacient, and in small quantities can even cause acute liver and lung damage. Use extremely well diluted.

It is not recommended for aromatherapy and should only be applied externally.

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