Where is pennyroyal grown?

Pennyroyal is native to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and is hardy in zones 6 through 9. It is related to mint, with a smell similar to spearmint. It grows in a mat and makes an excellent groundcover that will crowd out any weeds.

What is pennyroyal herb Good For?

Despite serious safety concerns, pennyroyal is used for colds, pneumonia, and other breathing problems. It is also used for stomach pains, gas, intestinal disorders, and liver and gallbladder problems. Women use it to start or regulate their menstrual periods, or to cause an abortion.

Does pennyroyal grow in UK?

Historic populations are located near the south coast of England (e.g. Cornwall, Dorset and the New Forest), and the Welsh borders, but the natural distribution of Pennyroyal is obscured by centuries of cultivation, along with it being a seed contaminant in amenity grass mixes, and it appears to be spreading.

How long does pennyroyal take to grow?

Success With Seeds Pennyroyal Expect germination in 10-15 days. Seeds can also be sown outdoors after all danger of frost is past in the spring, but when the ground is still cool.

How do you harvest pennyroyal?

Harvesting Pennyroyal Make use of the pruned stems from your pennyroyal wherever unwanted insects are a problem. You can lay freshly cut stems around pest-prone areas, or dry the stems and leaves to use in pest-repelling potpourri mixtures.

Can you eat pennyroyal mint?

Pennyroyal is an herbal extract or oil derived from leaves of the plant in the mint genus (Mentha pulegium) that was used in the past as an insect repellent and an abortifacient. When taken by mouth, pennyroyal oil is highly toxic and has been linked to several instances of toxic liver injury and death.

Is pennyroyal an annual?

Pennyroyal plant is a perennial herb that was once widely used but is not as common today. It has applications as an herbal remedy, culinary use,s and as a decorative touch. Growing pennyroyal in the herb or perennial garden will add color with its reddish purple to lilac blooms. There are two plants called pennyroyal.