Pennyroyal (Penny Royal)

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  • Common Name: Pennyroyal (Penny Royal)
  • Latin Name: Mentha pulegium
  • Family Name: Lamiaceae/Labiatae

Although it smells like Spearmint,  Pennyroyal should not be confused with other mentha species.  Be sure you have identified your plant correctly as this one is TOXIC, containing high levels of the natural organic compound pulegone, which can affect liver, lung and brain function and cause death. 

See also Mint, Peppermint, and Perilla.

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