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pennyroyal,

name for two similar plants of the family Labiatae (mintmint,
in botany, common name for members of the Labiatae, a large family of chiefly annual or perennial herbs. Several species are shrubby or climbing forms or, rarely, small trees.
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 family), usually distinguished as true, or European, pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) and American, or mock, pennyroyal (Hedeoma pulegioides). Both have small bluish or purplish flowers in the leaf axils. The European pennyroyal is perennial and prostrate; the American is annual with numerous erect branches. Both contain a pungent oil said to be repellent to insects, especially fleas. The oil, obtained chiefly from the American pennyroyal, is used medicinally. Pennyroyal tea was an old domestic remedy. Other species of Hedeoma are sometimes called pennyroyal, but the false and bastard pennyroyals are different plants. Pennyroyals are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Lamiales, family Labiatae.
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pennyroyal

In mint family. The plant can be consumed fresh or as a tea but NOT the essential oil, which is highly toxic. Used as insect repellant. Tea has same properties as other plants in mint family. Increases digestive juices, decreases gas and digestive issues, respiratory infections, gout, worms, menstruation, eczema, antiseptic. Do not take if pregnant.

pennyroyal

1. a Eurasian plant, Mentha pulegium, with hairy leaves and small mauve flowers, that yields an aromatic oil used in medicine: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2. a similar and related plant, Hedeoma pulegioides, of E North America
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What happened out there on Pennyrile Parkway shows us that it can and did happen.
In addition to the Pennyrile Parkway, the corridor includes sections of I-24 and the Western Kentucky and Purchase parkways.
Our growth capital outlays continue to be in the Utica Shale and on the Pennyrile development.
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Mark Zand commented "We are excited about the appointment of Chris as CEO and we are confident that Chris' knowledge, expertise and leadership will continue to successfully guide Rhino's operations, including the development of the new Pennyrile mine in western Kentucky.
CBT affiliates include: Citizens Bank & Trust Company in Paducah, Kentucky; Pennyrile Citizens Bank & Trust in Hopkinsville, Kentucky; The Bank of Marshall County in Benton, Kentucky; Graves County Bank in Mayfield, Kentucky; United Commonwealth Bank in Murray, Kentucky; and Fidelity Credit Corporation also in Paducah.
The contract is the newest in a series to improve the Purchase Parkway as well as the Pennyrile Parkway from Henderson to just south of Madisonville so they can become part of I-69 by late 2015.
The development of the Riveredge mine on our Pennyrile property in western Kentucky continues to be one of my main focus areas as well as the continued advancement of our Utica Shale oil and gas investment.
Affiliates include: Citizens Bank & Trust Company in Paducah; Pennyrile Citizens Bank & Trust Company in Hopkinsville, Ky.
Beshear has initiated four other projects to bring the I-69 corridor up to standards: reconstruction of the KY 416 interchange in Henderson County is complete, while reconstruction of the I-69 Pennyrile Parkway-Western Kentucky Parkway interchange and the KY 56 interchange near Sebree are underway.
5 million we received from the sale of our royalty interest from property we owned in the Utica during the second quarter provides us with additional liquidity as we construct the Pennyrile mine, which will add to our portfolio of stable and predictable cash flow generators.