Aromatherapy Essential Oils



Pennyroyal Essential Oil

Pennyroyal Essential Oil

Mentha pulegium



Properties:
Pennyroyal essential oil is yellow or greenish-yellow in colour having a strong aromatic odour and taste.

Origin:
It originated in France and Germany.

Extraction Method:
Pennyroyal oil is extracted by the process of steam distillation.

Chemical composition:
Pulegone, menthone, iso-menthone and neomenthone.

Therapeutic properties:
Carminative, diaphoretic, purifying  agent, stimulant and emmenagogic.

Uses:

  1. It was used to purify the blood, for digestive and menstrual problems and feverish colds.
  2. It also has a deserved reputation as an insect repellent.
  3. It is used as an antidote to spasmodic, nervous and hysterical affections.
  4. It helps in disorders caused by sudden chill or cold.

Precautions:

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

Blends well with:

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