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Scientific Name: Mentha pulegium

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Mentha pulegium
Mentha pulegium


  • Perennial
  • Aromatic groundcover
  • Very different from other mint
  • Plant between paving stones
  • Good container plant

Parts Used

  • Leaves

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Treatment for purifying blood, headaches, hoarseness, nausea
  • Important treatment for hysterics
  • Externally: it soothe bruises, heal “green wounds” and clear spots
  • Pennyroyal must be avoided during pregnancy
  • Opens blocked sinusses

Other Uses

  • Rub hands over plant and then over skin - it will keep most insects away
  • Rub onto your dog's hair - will keep fleas away
  • Ant repellent - in the house: rub surface with leaves
  • An insect deterrent and to expel fleas from clothes
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