mentha pulegium

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Related to mentha pulegium: Mentha spicata, pennyroyal, Origanum vulgare
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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.
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Bouyanzer, A, Hammouti, B, Majidi, L, "Pennyroyal Oil from Mentha pulegium as Corrosion Inhibitor for Steel in 1 M HCL.
1) is a ketone monoterpene and constitutes more than eighty percent of the essential oil of Mentha pulegium (also known as pennyroyal) (Gordon et al.
The survey of anatomical structure of vegetative and generative organs Mentha pulegium L.
5% of different mixtures of Urtica dioica, Mentha pulegium and Thymyus vulgaris medicinal plants in broiler diets improved their performance and carcass quality [11].