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American pennyroyal

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  1. erect hairy branching American herb having purple-blue flowers; yields an essential oil used as an insect repellent and sometimes in folk medicine

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Color Additives (1997)

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, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (2013)

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 ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewDictionary of Herbs, Spices, Seasonings, and Natural Flavorings (2013)

by Carole J. Skelly


Google previewThe New American Encyclopaedia (1872)

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 ...

Google previewCompanion 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.

Google previewA dictionary of practical materia medica

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 ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

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 ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1864)

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.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Folk Medicine (2004)

Old World and New World Traditions by Gabrielle Hatfield

American pennyroyal is Hedeoma pulegioides, also called squaw mint, and was used by the Native Americans, and perhaps by colonists too, to regulate the menstrual cycle and to procure abortions. The Cherokee, for example, are known to ...

Google previewThe New American Encyclopedic Dictionary (1906)

An Exhaustive Dictionary of the English Language : Practical and Comprehensive : Giving the Fullest Definition (encyclopedic in Detail), the Origin, Pronunciation and Use of Words by Robert Hunter, Edward Thomas Roe, Le Roy Hooker, Thomas W. Handford

T # American pennyroyal is Hedeoma pwlegioides. pennyroyal-tree, s. Bot.: Satureja viminea. pën'-ny-wéight (gh silent), s. . [Eng, penny, and weight.] . A Troy weight, containing twenty-four ains, each £" being equal to a grain of wheat £ the ...

Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1916)

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 ...

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