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  • Color: Clear to light yellow
  • Oil Consistency: Thin
  • Perfumery Note: Middle
  • Initial Aroma Strength: Mild
  • Scent: Fresh, minty, herbaceous

Action: Antihysteric, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antirheumatic, anti-arthritic, antiseptic, depurative, digestive, emmenagogue, insecticidal, astringent, cordial, decongestant, stomachic

Benefits, Indications: Used to repel insects, especially fleas in dogs and cats. Used for lung congestion and pain from infections, coughs, colds, asthmatic bronchitis (1-2 drops steam inhalation), massage for painful menstruation cramps, headaches, nervous disturbance.

Chemical Constituents: Pulegone, menthone, iso-menthone and neomenthone

Companion Oils: Citronella, geranium, lavender, rosemary, sage

Precautions: Pennyroyal oil should not be used in aromatherapy and even in small doses produces acute liver and lung damage. Pennyroyal oil is a toxin and abortifacient (due to the pulegone content) and if ingested in large doses, pennyroyal oil can cause death.

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