Pennyroyal – English
Mentha pulegium

Zone: 6-10
Height: 4-6"

General: Low creeping plant of the mint family with glossy green leaves. Not for human consumption or direct external contact. Use as a critter repellent. It's said to discourage rodents, fleas and other biting insects from being nearby. Pennyroyal will grow anywhere, provided ample moisture and sunlight.

Culinary Uses: Generally should not be consumed in any form and pregnant woman should avoid handling this plant in any form.

Medicinal Uses: A tea made from the foliage of this plant has been prescribed for colds and as a valuable digestive tonic. This is not something that should be taken without consulting a doctor because it has been known to cause organ failure and death.

Ornamental Uses: This herb makes a lovely ground cover for between garden stepping stones or as a border. In addition to having sprawling tendencies and lovely lilac flowers, this plant also emits a faint peppermint-like scent which is pleasing to humans but repugnant to pests making it a wonderful addition to any garden.

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