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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.

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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Garlands of Pennyroyal were worn around the head as an antidote to spasmodic nervous and hysterical afflictions.
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The current study examined the effects of storage and preparation on the antioxidant capacity of Mentha pulegium (pennyroyal), Mentha spicata (spearmint), Aloysia citrodora (lemon verbena) and Foeniculum vulgare (fennel).
Greg Pennyroyal, president of Natural Product Innovations, which assists people and companies with sourcing as well as developing appropriate technologies, reminds us that 100 years ago, when much of the modern pharmacopoeia and formulary was being established in the U.S., the traditional knowledge route to product development was everything.
Engravings by illustrator and book designer Moser creator of the Pennyroyal Caxton Edition of the Holy Bible complement the essays.
An exception, however, is Mentha pulegium, which is also known as pennyroyal. It has a wonderfully intense mint scent and flavour.
Engelman cautions that "[t]wo women died in the United States in recent decades after taking large amounts of pennyroyal oil in efforts to self-induce abortion."
Mentha cervina also known as Hart's Pennyroyal and by its common Portuguese name 'hortela-da-ribeira'--is a plant species that is emblematic of Portugal's traditional gastronomy.
Good plants for your dog include alfalfa and pennyroyal. The alfalfa is to nibble on and the pennyroyal repels fleas.
The businesses on the tour are Thimbles & Threads and PennyRoyal Gifts.