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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 previewChemical Dictionary of Economic Plants (2001)

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%).

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 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 ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of Folk Medicine (2004)

Old World and New World Traditions by Gabrielle Hatfield

pennyroyal (probably the American pennyroyal, Hedeoma pulegioi- ...

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 previewA Dictionary of Pharmaceutical Science (1882)

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.

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 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.

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