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Definition of the noun American pennyroyal
What does American pennyroyal mean as a name of something?
- 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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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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