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Definition of the noun american pennyroyal
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- erect hairy branching American herb having purple-blue flowers; yields an essential oil used as an insect repellent and sometimes in folk medicine
- lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
- scientific names: Cunila pulegioides / species Cunila pulegioides / Melissa pulegioides / species Melissa pulegioides / Ziziphora pulegioides / species Ziziphora pulegioides / Hedeoma pulegioides
- synonym of American pennyroyal: pennyroyal
- more generic terms: herb / herbaceous plant = a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties
- member of: genus Hedeoma / Hedeoma = small genus of American herbs
- substance: pennyroyal oil / hedeoma oil = aromatic oil from American pennyroyal
- geographic area: North America
- observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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by George A. Burdock
American pennyroyal essential oil is obtained by steam distillation in approximately 0.6 to 1 .0% yields. It is a pale-yellow liquid with a much harsher mint-like odor, more bitter and herbaceous than the European oil. The taste is sharp, bitter, ...
The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils In Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health, and Well Being by Lawless, Julia
The North American pennyroyal (Hedeoma pulegoides), which is also used to produce ...
The Encyclopedia of Herbs (2009)
A Comprehensive Reference to Herbs of Flavor and Fragrance by Thomas DeBaggio, Arthur O. Tucker
hē-dē-ō-må pŭ-lē-gī-ōy-dēz American pennyroyal Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Growth form: annual to about 16 inches (40 cm) Hardiness: can withstand slight frost Light: part shade Water: can withstand slight drought Soil: well-drained ...
by Carole J. Skelly
AMERICAN PENNYROYAL: See PENNYROYAL.
by Jeffrey B. Harborne, Herbert Baxter
An oil of similar composition, American pennyroyal oil, is obtained from Hedeoma pulegoides (also Labiatae). Essential oil. Chief constituent is (+)-pulegone (about 80%).
by John Henry Clarke
American Pennyroyal (the British " Pennyroyal " is Mentha pulegium, also a Labiate). N. 0, Labiate. Tincture of whole fresh plant. Clinical. — Amenorrhoea. Dysmenon hoea. Leucorrhoca. Characteristics. — Both the American and the British ...
American pennyroyal. Carminative and emmenagogue. Somnifacient, allied to urethan. Frostwort. Tonic, alterative, astringent. See Veratrum. Urinary disinfectant. Similar to hexamethylenamin or urotropin. False unicorn root. Recommended ...
Companion to the British and American Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeias Arranged in the Form of a Dictionary (1890)
by Lawrence T. Ashwell
American Pennyroyal, Squaw Mint, Tick Weed. Habitat, United States. Am.H.P. — Tincture of the fresh plant, Class III. Hedysarum Ildefonsianum. N.O. Leguminosse.
Old World and New World Traditions by Gabrielle Hatfield
pennyroyal (probably the American pennyroyal, Hedeoma pulegioi- ...
Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi
English: American pennyroyal Hedeomoides Briq. Labiatae Origins: Resembling Hedeoma Pers. Hedera L. Araliaceae Origins: Latin hedera or edera for Hedera helix L., the ivy ; Akkadian kadru, kadaru; see Carl Linnaeus, Species Plantarum ...
A Guide for the Pharmaceutist, Druggist, and Physician ; Containing Concise Explanations of the Various Subjects and Terms of Pharmacy, and Appropriate Selections of the Collateral Sciences by Hiram V. Sweringen
AMERICAN PENNYROYAL. (Hedeoma.) The herb of Hedeomapulegioides, an indigenous annual plant, from nine to fifteen inches high, gently stimulant and aromatic. It is much used as an emmena- gogue in infusion. AMERICAN POPLAR.
A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge
The American pennyroyal Qieihoma puUgioides, Persoon) is a warm-tasted, aromatic little herb, with nearly the same flavor and odor m the true pennyroyal. It grows in open barren woods, or on sunny hills among stones, and in fields. Its stem ...
by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana
The American pennyroyal (hedeoma pulegioide», Persoon) is a warm-tasted, aromatic little herb, with nearly the same flavor and odor as the true pennyroyal. It grows in open barren woods, or on sunny hills among stones, and in fields.
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