Plant origin, natural properties, and common uses of Pennyroyal essential oil Mentha pulegium

About it...

Botanical name: Mentha pulegium

Family: Lamiaceae


Harvested: Europe

Parts used: leaves

Extraction method: steam distillation

Major components of the oil: pulegone, menthol, menthone, rosmarinic ac., limonene

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Traditional uses:

Formerly widely used for medicinal properties, the pennyroyal was abandoned for reasons of cumulative toxicity.


Its constituents make its essential oil a powerful insecticide and insect repellent.


Pennyroyal oil should be used with caution. It is not part of the composition of the various formulations shown on this website.

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