pennyroyal

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pen·ny·roy·al

(pen'ē-roy'ăl),
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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pennyroyal

Herbal medicine
An aromatic herb that is used internally for anxiety, bloating, colds, coughs, indigestion, menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome.
 
Toxicity
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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