pennyroyal(redirected from American pennyroyals)
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A name in alternative and complementary medicine given to Mentha pulegium (an aromatic pennyroyal), or to Hedeoma pulegeoides (American pennyroyal) (family Labiatae); an aromatic stimulant formerly used as an emmenagogue.
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An aromatic herb that is used internally for anxiety, bloating, colds, coughs, indigestion, menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome.
Pennyroyal should not be used in pregnancy, as it stimulates uterine contraction; it should not be given to young children; it may cause liver damage.
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