PENNYROYAL (MENTHA PULEGIUM)

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PENNYROYAL (MENTHA PULEGIUM)

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This plant has lots of lore associated with it. It’s a member of the mint family, and does have a very strong, spicy, and minty aroma. It makes a nice digestive tea taken before or after meals, and is especially refreshing iced on a hot days!  The plant has a history of use as an insect repellant, as an essential oil (never taken internally!), an infused oil applied topically, or even as a tincture sprayed on the body and clothes.  Its has also been used as an emmenagogue (meaning it promotes menstrual flow), and it should be avoided during pregnancy.  This plant is very easy to grow and will joyously spread when it’s happy- like most mints. It will do well in full sun or part shade and appreciates a bit of moisture, although this is not a requirement.  Zones 5-9.

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