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Pennyroyal Herb*

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Pennyroyal Herb (Cut & Sifted) Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.

Description: Pennyroyal is a small annual, belonging to the Labiateae (Lamiaceae) family. It is a low-growing plantwith creeping roots that send up many stems covered with deep green, hairy, oval leaves. The flower clusters appear in typical mint like whorls and range in color from purple to pale lilac. Pennyroyal has a strong mintlike odor and pungent taste.

Origin: Morocco

Other Names: American Pennyroyal, European Pennyroyal, Hedoma Pulegioides, Lurk in the Ditch, Mock Pennyroyal, Pudding Grass, Run by the Ground, Squaw Mint, Thickweed, Tick Weed, Tickweed, Squaw Balm, Stinking Balm, Mosquito Plant

Part Used: Herb

Culinary Uses: The nickname Pudding Grass is due to the fact that this herb was once used to flavor puddings. To make a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1/2 teaspoon of Pennyroyal herb, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.

Medicinal Uses: Pennyroyal has been used traditionally as a stimulating tea to relieve digestive disorders, gall bladder disorders, gout, nausea, and nervous conditions. Prepared as a hot infusion, it was used promote perspiration. Pennyroyal may relieve headache, bring down fever, and quiet coughs. It has also been used to treat bronchitis and sinusitis, and used traditionally to treat suppressed menstruation.

Precautions and Adverse Reactions: Liver caution. Pennyroyal should not be used during pregnancy.