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Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium L.) is an aromatic plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae) native to European regions and some parts of Asia. Pennyroyal oil is considered to be so potent that it is generally unsafe to use.
Oil Summary: Pennyroyal Essential oil is extracted through steam distillation of the plant’s flowering tops. The oil is pale yellow with a fresh minty scent somewhat reminiscent of peppermint oil. Its main chemical components are monoterpenes, especially pulegone. Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium L.) is an aromatic plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae) native to European regions and some parts of Asia. The plant is also commonly known as European pennyroyal. It grows up to 15 centimeters, has fragrant dark-green leaves and small lilac flowers that bloom in late spring. The plant thrives in well-drained soil and warm climate. Pennyroyal essential oil blends well with Sage, Rosemary, Lavandin, and Geranium. ennyroyal oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, making it an effective treatment for muscle and joint conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. When rubbed on the affected area, pennyroyal improves blood circulation, lowering inflammation, and easing pain. Pennyroyal essential oil contains antispasmodic properties that can improve digestion by relaxing the muscles in the digestive tract. Consequently, this oil is considered an effective reliever of Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms like constipation, gas, and bloating.
Botanical Name: Mentha pulegium
Plant Origin: Morocco
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Odor and Color: A light yellow to yellow, aromatic liquid having a mint like odor
Contraindication: Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. If you are pregnant, it’s best if you consult with your physician before taking this essential oil orally. Similarly, if you are allergic, you must exercise great caution. Pennyroyal oil is extremely potent. Both aromatherapists and medical practitioners consider it a highly toxic plant extract due to its concentrated pulegone levels. Therefore, extreme caution should be taken when using this oil. Ingestion or imbalance in inhalation dosages may lead to death or severe liver damage.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*
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