Pennyroyal Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Pennyroyal Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Mentha pulegium

Oil Overview

Pennyroyal essential oil is yellow or greenish-yellow in colour having a strong aromatic odour and taste.
WARNING: Even in small doses produces acute liver and lung damage. Pennyroyal oil is a toxin and abortifacient.

Oil Sources

Originating in France and Germany, Pennyroyal oil is extracted by the process of steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Pulegone, menthone, iso-menthone and neomenthone.

Aroma

Floral, Woodsy

Therapeutic Properties:

Carminative, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue, Insect Repellent, Stimulant

Possible Uses

Colds and Flu, Fever, Hysteria, Nervous Tension, Nervousness, Stress, Tension

Warnings

Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers

Detail of Warnings

Pennyroyal oil even in small doses produces acute liver and lung damage. Pennyroyal oil is a toxin and abortifacient.

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