Mentha pulegium

Used in earlier times to flavor puddings and sauces.

Pennyroyal tea is still used today to ease headache.

Strong minty aroma.

Has insect repelling properties.

Oil is an abortifacient.

Not to be used by pregnant women. 

Hardy in zones 6-9

Easy to grow.

Pennyroyal is a well-known abortificant which causes the uterine muscles to contract, it is said to be very effective and is sometimes combined with Blue Cohosh, or mugwort. It is believed to be most effective as tea, drunk while hot. Either the fresh or dried herb can be used, some think a tea made from the fresh herb may be more effective, but at this time there is not enough information available to make a determination of which is better, if you purchase herbs of good quality it may not make any difference.

During American colonial times a tablespoon of brewers yeast was frequently added to a freshly brewed cup of pennyroyal tea to induce abortion. This combination is mentioned in King’s American Dispensatory in the late 1800’s, as “reputed to be a safe and effective abortifacient”.


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Information here is for educational and historical purposes only.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Packet. App 25 seeds. $3.00

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