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Product Code: 09PEN

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Must be infused in boiling water prior to consumption.


Product: Pennyroyal

Latin Name: Mentha pulegium syn. Melissa pulegium, Mentha albarracinensis, Micromeria fenzlii, Pulegium heterophyllum.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae

Other Names: Run-by-the-Ground, Lurk-in-the-Ditch, Pudding Grass, Chirchewort, Brotherwort, Menthe Pouliot, Poleo, Blëkon, Piliolerial, European Pennyroyal, Squaw Mint, Organ Broth, Organ Tea & Mosquito Plant.

Description: Pennyroyal is a perennial herb native to most of Europe and also western Asia and can be found growing and naturalised in America. It can grow to a height of 40cm; the leaves are ovate, slightly toothed and approximately 25-30mm in length and mid-green in colour. The flowers are mauve to lilac in colour and form whorls in the leaf axils all the way up the stem.

Brief History: Pliny in the 1st century A.D. considered it the perfect herb for purifying stagnant water, the Elizabethans used it to keep rats out of their granaries, rats, fleas and ants are reputed to dislike the smell of pennyroyal intently. Gerard recommended wearing garlands of pennyroyal around the head as a ‘great force against the swimming of the head, and the pains and giddiness thereof.’


Extracts from the plant are used in the cosmetics industry in soaps and shampoos it is also used to scent natural household cleaners. The aromatic leaves can be added to pot-pourri and used to make moth repellent sachets.

Shelf Life

Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.

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