Pennyroyal Essential Oil**
(Mentha pulegium) Spain
Offering the finest quality therapeutic grade essential oils
** double price oil
Aromatherapy properties: colds, pneumonia, and other breathing problems, stomach pains, gas, intestinal disorders, liver and gallbladder problems, control muscle spasms
Penny Royal is a grass-like creeper herb native to Europe. It bears the prefix “Mentha” in its botanical name since it smells like mint when its leaves are crushed. The essential oil of Penny Royal is derived from the fresh plant by steam distillation.
The essential oil of Penny Royal, due to its effects on the nerves and brain, helps to control hysteria, convulsions, unconscious violent behavior, and fainting (it is reported to be particularly useful in hysterical fainting).
The depurative property, which is seen as the numbing effect of this oil on the nerves, make it an ideal combination as an anti-rheumatic and anti-arthritic treatment. The cordial or warming effect of Penny Royal essential oil heats up the affected area and gives a more comfortable feeling. Its stimulating effect on blood circulation increases blood flow to important organ systems, and brings warmth to the affected places.
Another well-proven and well-known property of Penny Royal essential oil is it’s ability to open blocked and delayed menstruation and makes them more regular by stimulating the production of certain hormones like estrogen and progesterone.
Please note: The utmost care should be taken while using this oil, either internally or externally as this oil is reported to be poisonous. Ingestion in even small doses can cause death. It is a strong abortifacient as well, and should therefore be strictly avoided during pregnancy. Use caution, as inhalation in small quantities can seriously damage the lungs, the respiratory tracts, and the liver.
Blending: Penny Royal Oil blends well with citronella, geranium, rosemary, and sage essential oils.