Pennyroyal, Fresh-dried & Naturally Grown
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Medicinal, insect repellant, strewing herb, aromatherapy, potpourri. Use under supervision of your herbalist or naturopath. 1/4oz
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Pennyroyal is often considered a remedy for indigestion, liver and gallbladder complaints and skin inflammations, although there is no scientific proof of its effectiveness. It has also been used for gout, colds, and excessive urination, again, without validation. It has been prescribed by Homeopaths for cramps and respiratory problems. The plant is very aromatic and its fragrance has been credited with medicinal properties by the Roman scholar Pliny.
The reasons for Pennyroyal's therapeutic effects, if any, are unknown, but there's no question that it contains highly potent compounds. Although an overdose can be fatal, Pennyroyal oil (not the dried leaves) has been used to induce abortions.
Unless you are an experienced herbalist, leave this one alone - except in small amounts as a food flavoring or an occasional cup of tea. Acute poisoning from the dried herb is unlikely, but as little as 5 grams (about 1 teaspoonful) of Pennyroyal oil can cause vomiting, high blood pressure, paralysis or even death. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
Fresh picked and air dried, our Pennyroyal is packaged as a 1/4 oz portion in a resealable plastic bag. Shipping is via USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. Buy add'l pkg's of this or our other dried herbs & pay just one low combined shipping fee.
WE ARE GREEN! Our herbs are naturally grown from division or cuttings from our gardens. No chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers are ever used.
We sell live herbs as plants or rootstock with developed, healthy root systems. Plants have tops cut back to 2"-3" of topgrowth prior to shipping to avoid damage in transit.
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The statements regarding the use and/or historical use of our naturally grown herbs have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Check with your physician, naturopath, homeopath or herbalist for answers to questions about your health & the use of herbs.
Disclaimer: Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease.