Description: Pennyroyal Essential oil is extracted through steam distillation of the plant’s flowering tops. The oil is pale yellow with a fresh minty scent somewhat reminiscent of peppermint oil. Its main chemical components are monoterpenes, especially pulegone. Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium L.) is an aromatic plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae) native to European regions and some parts of Asia. The plant is also commonly known as European pennyroyal. It grows up to 15 centimeters, has fragrant dark-green leaves and small lilac flowers that bloom in late spring. The plant thrives in well-drained soil and warm climate. Pennyroyal essential oil blends well with Sage, Rosemary, Lavandin, and Geranium. ennyroyal oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, making it an effective treatment for muscle and joint conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. When rubbed on the affected area, pennyroyal improves blood circulation, lowering inflammation, and easing pain. Pennyroyal essential oil contains antispasmodic properties that can improve digestion by relaxing the muscles in the digestive tract. Consequently, this oil is considered an effective reliever of Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms like constipation, gas, and bloating.

Botanical Name: Mentha pulegium

Plant Part: Leaves

Extraction Method: Steam Distillation

Odor and Appearance: A light yellow to yellow, aromatic liquid having a mint like odor

Country of Origin: Morocco

Main Constituents: Pulegone, Menthone, Isomenthone, Menthofuran, Limonene, Iso-menthone.

Common Uses: 

  1. Insect Repellent: Pennyroyal oil has been used as a natural insect repellent, particularly against fleas and mosquitoes. However, safer alternatives are now widely available for this purpose.
  2. Menstrual Aid: It has been historically used to stimulate menstruation and alleviate menstrual discomfort. However, this use is not recommended due to its potential toxicity.
  3. Abortifacient: Pennyroyal oil has been used as an abortifacient to induce abortions, but this is extremely dangerous and can be life-threatening. It should never be used for this purpose.
  4. Digestive Issues: Some traditional herbal practices have used pennyroyal for digestive issues like indigestion and gas. However, its safety for these purposes is not established, and safer alternatives are available.
  5. Respiratory Relief: Inhaling pennyroyal vapor has been suggested for congestion and respiratory issues, but this should be avoided due to potential health risks.

Note: Top note.

Blends well with: Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary.

Contraindication: Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. If you are pregnant, it’s best if you consult with your physician before taking this essential oil orally. Similarly, if you are allergic, you must exercise great caution.

“Excess consumption of this oil can be toxic, for further information refer”

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*

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