Pennyroyal essential oil benefits include: antibacterial, anti-microbial properties that treat infections, treats inflammations like arthritis and rheumatism, it is antiseptic thus preventing infections, has cordial properties that enhance circulation and warm the body. It has astringent properties that strengthen gums, it decongests the mucus in the respiratory tract, it stimulates and regulates menstruation, it cures stomach disorders, eliminates flatulence and it acts as an insecticide.
Instructions for Use
Can be used as an air freshener or in bath soaps to treat skin diseases as part of aromatherapy, as part of hair care, compresses, jacuzzis, blended in massage oils, in saunas and showers as well as in creams and lotions. Penny Royal oil can also be used as an inhalant or in vaporization form to treat interal ailments.
History and Additional Information
A Roman naturalist and Greek Physician recorded the use of pennyroyal in 1 AD. European settlers used it for medicinal purposes to treat respiratory and reproductive problems. Throughout history it has been used to induce abortions.
- Latin/Botanical Name: Menthapulegium
- Other Names: Pudding grass, Organ Teai, Lurk in the Ditch Mosquito Plant, Tick Weed, Organ Broth, Pilioerian, Squaw Mint
- Family: Lamiaceae
- Part of Plant Used: Flowering plant
- Place of Origin: Asia
- Odor/Fragrance: spicy, slightly bitter, rosy-minty scent
- Color: clear-pale yellow
- Aroma Strength: strong
- Consistency: light
- Note: top
Blending Suggestions: cedar wood and peppermint
Safety Precautions for this Essential Oil: Pennyroyal can cause abortions and is highly toxic if taken orally; and is not recommended in aromatherapy. It should never be used on pregnant women either.
Buy Pennyroyal Essential Oil:
Highest Quality: Mountain Rose Herbs
Expect to pay a bit more for a higher quality oil. Always choose the highest quality oil if you plan on using internally or topically.
Best Value per ounce: NOW Brands
This brand is less expensive per ounce, but still offers a great value.