Botanical Name: Mentha Pulegium
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Penny Royal is a perennial herb that grows up to 50cm (20 in) tall with smooth roundish stalks and aromatic, gray-green oval leaves.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Penny Royal Essential Oil was traditionally used to strengthen the nerves, being valuable in hysteric disorders, nervous exhaustion and externally applied for neuralgia. It has a long traditional use as a carminative, diaphoretic, stimulant and as an emmenagogue.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Penny Royal Essential Oil does not blend well with other oils.
Aromatic Scent: Penny Royal Essential Oil has a scent very similar to peppermint. Users should expect it to be sweet and herbaceous.
History: Penny Royal is a herbal remedy of ancient repute, and was used to purify the blood, for digestive and menstrual problems and feverish colds. It also has a deserved reputation as an insect repellent.
Cautions: Penny Royal Essential Oil has high pulegone content which is toxic, abortifacient, and even in small quantities can even cause acute liver and lung damage. Extreme caution in handling is needed. It is not recommended for aromatherapy and avoid use during pregnancy
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