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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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Community leaders from Pennyrile Group of the Sierra Club, Owensboro-Daviess County Ministerial Association, Brescia University Office of Campus Ministry, and Brescia University Environmental Club are speaking at the rally.
In addition to Central Appalachia, Rhino also has sold out Pennyrile for 2017 and has made baseload sales at its Castle Valley operation in Utah's western bituminous region as well as its Hopedale mining operation in Ohio for next year.
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Continued productivity improvements at Rhino's Pennyrile underground high-sulfur steam coal mine in western Kentucky have lowered costs and improved coal recovery rates at the three-year-old mine compared to 2015, the company said.
The interchange work is part of a larger project to upgrade a portion of the Pennyrile Parkway to become part of Interstate 69.
Productivity improvements at Rhino's Pennyrile underground mine on the Green River in western Kentucky's McLean County helped the company lower its total cost of operations in the January-March period.
Contract Awarded for Rebuild the Pennyrile Parkway up to interstate highway standards and eventual designation as Interstate 69.
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.
For the past couple of years, Rhino has pursued a strategy of reducing its financial and operational exposure in CAPP while focusing more on its new Pennyrile underground mine in western Kentucky, located in the Illinois Basin, and existing Hopedale and Sands Hill mines in Ohio's Northern Appalachia, as well as its Castle Valley underground operation in Utah.
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.
Output plummeted in Central Appalachia (CAPP), but the Lexington, Kentucky-based company managed to mine more coal in Northern Appalachia and the Illinois Basin (ILB), where its new Pennyrile underground mine in western Kentucky continues to ramp up to a projected 2 million tons a year.