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ZONE: 6 - 9
SIZE: 12"H x 24"S
BLOOM: Violet, Late Summer - Fall
POT SIZE: 3.5" Pot

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Description Briscoe's Tips

Mentha pulegium

Pennyroyal, the smallest member of the Mint family, is a world renowned medicinal herb with a pungent aroma and acrid flavor. Preferring moist, low laying areas this herb is also known as "Lurk in the Ditch" because of its fondness of ditches and swamps.

Pennyroyal has been highly regarded throughout traditional medicine for its effectiveness in treating colds, bloating and spasms. Used as a repellent for fleas in Ancient Rome, Pennyroyal was thought to purify air and water and was hung in the rooms of sick people because of its strong aroma. Still used in modern herbal medicine as an abortificant when brewed to create Pennyroyal Tea, Pennyroyal affects the uterine muscles which contract to cause an abortion. Because of this outcome, pregnant women and people who suffer from kidney or liver problems should not handle or use Pennyroyal.

The more concentrated essential oils of the Pennyroyal plant should never be ingested or taken internally as it is highly poisonous even in small doses. When taken in this manner, the oils cause organs and bodily functions to cease, resulting in an unpleasant death. Consult an herbalist or doctor before using Pennyroyal to avoid bodily harm.

Pennyroyal grows similarly to Mint and produces pretty lavender blooms.

Zones: 6 - 9

Size: 12"H x 24"S

Light: Full Sun

Bloom: Violet, Late Summer - Fall

Uses:Pennyroyal has long been used as a digestive aid and a cure for common colds and headaches. A strong abortificant, Pennyroyal can lead to abortions and should not be handled or used by pregnant women.

Tips: Pennyroyal can be very toxic especially its extracted essential oils which should never be ingested.

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Pennyroyal Plants February 17, 2014
Reviewer: LaVerne David Brown from Deland, FL United States  
I received my order today, right on time and in excellent condition as usual. This company is amazing to deal with and the packing of my plants were done so well and the plants were moist and healthy when they reached my door. A great company to deal with.

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