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Pennyroyal Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Pennyroyal Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Pennyroyal Essential Oil Uses and BenefitsPennyroyal Essential Oil Properties (Mentha pulegium)

  • 100% Pure, Concentrated, Undiluted
  • Steam Distilled from Flowers
  • Country of Origin: Morocco

 

 

Pennyroyal is an essential oil with a very strong aroma. It does not blend well with all of the other oils, so it is important to identify which ones it can be mixed with. It is generally colorless, though may be pale yellow. It comes from a perennial herb that grows around the world. It is an herbal remedy that has been used since ancient times for digestion, peer find the blood, as well as menstrual problems. It also has a high reputation for being an effective insect repellent.

 

Clove Pennyroyal Essential Oil Odor

 

Spicy scent with a clove-cinnamon type aroma

 

Clove Pennyroyal Essential Oil Source

 

Derived from grass-like creeper herb through steam distillation

 

Clove Pennyroyal Essential Oil Suggestions

 

Clove Pennyroyal can blend well with such essential oils as geranium, sage, Rosemary, and citronella

 

Clove Pennyroyal Essential Oil Packaged

 

Clove Pennyroyal is packaged in a glass bottle with a euro drops in order to distribute by drops. It has a safety seal around the bottle as well.

 

Background Information on Clove Pennyroyal Oil

 

Clove Pennyroyal has been used around the globe for centuries. It is obtained from the Mentha Pulegium plant, which is a flower. The overall extraction method is through steam distillation. It’s most common uses are to strengthen nerves and help with menstrual and digestive problems. Over the years, it has also been compared to citronella in terms of its ability to repel insects. The powerful aroma also helps to serve as a reminder that it is extremely toxic when ingested, and should never be used by pregnant women.

 

Clove Pennyroyal Oil Uses

 

Clove Pennyroyal has a long list of health benefits. It is an anti-hysteric, ideal for those who experience various hysteric attacks, including unconscious violent behavior, thinking, and convulsions. It serves as an antimicrobial and antibacterial solution as well, helping to kill infections. Various properties also allowed to be anti-rheumatic, helping to remove toxins such as uric acid from the body, which is one of the leading causes of rheumatism. Clove Pennyroyal has also been effective as a dip your tips, digestive, insecticide, astringent, decongestant, and has been able to treat jaundice, hepatitis, and infections of the gallbladder.

 

Clove Pennyroyal Oil Safety Tips

 

Clove Pennyroyal is highly poisonous, and should never be ingested

 

Clove Pennyroyal Oil Blends

 

-For massage, mix 2-3 drops with a carrier oil and massage into the skin

 

-As decongestant, add 2 drops to hot water and breathe in vapors

 

-For flatulence, place 2 to 3 drops into water and use in a diffuser

 

– For colds, use 2 drops each of Clove Pennyroyal with Sage in a diffuser

 

-For insect repellant, place 2 drops of Clove Pennyroyal and 2 drops of citronella on a cotton ball and place in infested area

References

Essential OilPennyroyal
Botanical NameMentha pulegium
Country of OriginMorocco
Part of PlantFlowers
SolubilitySoluble in alcohol and oils but insoluble in water.
AppearanceClear liquid, a little yellowish
OdorSpicy, clove-cinnamon like, slightly crude, harsh, phenolic.
Main ConstituentsEugenol 80.10%
Specific Gravity1.360 to 1.046 @ 25°C
Optical Rotation-2 to 0 @ 20°C
Refractive Index1.531 to 1.535 @ 20°C
Extraction MethodSolvent extraction