Pennyroyal: Potential Health Benefits, and Dangerous Side Effects

Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) health benefits and toxicity

Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium), also squawmint oil, is a moist-loving flowering plant of the mint family, Lamiaceae. The leaves of the plant emit a strong aroma similar to spearmint. Other names include (European) pennyroyal, or pennyrile, squaw mint, mint pennyroyal, squaw balm, tickweed, grows-in-a-ditch, mosquito plant, and pudding grass. Mentha pulegium may originate from eastern Mediterranean, … Read more