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Pennyroyal, Mentha pulegium
Parts used: Herb.
Constituents: Volatile oils, Bitter, Tannins.
Actions: Carminative, Emmenagogue, Diaphoretic, Insect repellent, Abortifacient, Antispasmodic.
Indications:
Flatulent dyspepsia, colic, headaches.
Specific for delayed menstruation, amenorrhoea, owing to chill or nervous shock.
Blood purifier, irritability, high fever.
Causes expulsion of the foetus because of the poison, retained placenta.
Common cold, asthma, cough, tight chest.
Restores energy levels after childbirth.
Topically, Skin eruptions, gout, itching.
Herbal extract: 10-20mL per week.
Energetics: very Pungent, bitter, dry, neutral with cooling and warming potential.
Meridians: liver, lung, spleen.
Contraindications: Pregnancy, high doses (10mL) are toxic.