Botanical Name: Mentha Pulegium
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Penny Royal is a perennial herb that grows up to 50cm (20 in) tall with smooth roundish stalks and aromatic, gray-green oval leaves.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Penny Royal Essential Oil was traditionally used to strengthen the nerves, being valuable in hysteric disorders, nervous exhaustion and externally applied for neuralgia. It has a long traditional use as a carminative, diaphoretic, stimulant and as an emmenagogue.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Penny Royal Essential Oil does not blend well with other oils.
Aromatic Scent: Penny Royal Essential Oil has a scent very similar to peppermint. Users should expect it to be sweet and herbaceous.
History: Penny Royal is a herbal remedy of ancient repute, and was used to purify the blood, for digestive and menstrual problems and feverish colds. It also has a deserved reputation as an insect repellent.
Cautions: Penny Royal Essential Oil is toxic. It is not recommended for aromatherapy and avoid use during pregnancy.