Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Pennyroyal Essential Oil

Pennyroyal Essential Oil

Mentha pulegium

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

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.


  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.


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

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