Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium)
Pennyroyal is the smallest of the mints and is beneficial in cases of spasms, hysteria, flatulence and sickness, being both warming and grateful to the stomach.
Pennyroyal was commonly used as a cooking herb by the Greeks and Romans. The ancient Greeks often flavored their wine with pennyroyal. A large number of the recipes in the Roman cookbook of Apicius call for the use of pennyroyal, often along with such herbs as lovage, oregano and coriander. Although still commonly used for cooking in the Middle Ages, it gradually fell out of use as a culinary herb and is seldom used so today.
Helps promote "productive" cough
Good to take at onset of cold
Brings on menestruation
Relieves MS and menstrual cramps
How to Use It:
Dried Herb: Mix 1 tablespoon with 8 ou8nces of warm water and take daily
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Botanical: Mentha Pulegium (LINN.)
---Synonyms-- Pulegium. Run by the Ground. Lurk in the Ditch. Pudding Grass. Piliolerial.