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Peppermint

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  • Common Name: Peppermint
  • Latin Name: Mentha piperita
  • Family Name: Lamiaceae/Labiatae

Peppermint contains the natural organic compound pulegone (also found in Pennyroyal), which has been found to cause liver damage and to be toxic to rats if consumed in large quantities.  The levels differ from plant to plant in Peppermint so we would prefer to err on the side of caution and say not to offer this one to your tortoise. 

See Pennyroyal, Perilla, and Mint.

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