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Pennyroyal: uses.

Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: Pennyroyal Tea
From: hilda.elf.com (Hilda Marshall)
Date: 29 Sep 1994 13:38:02 GMT

mjc174.psu.edu (Michael Champi) writes:
>I am looking for information about pennyroyal tea. Specifically, I want to know what the effects, both good and bad, are. And a recipe for making it.

Pennyroyal tea is an emmenagogue - promotes menstruation - whether the drinker is pregnant or not. This means that it's also an abortifacient, in theory at least. Didn't work for me. I drank gallons of the stuff early on and only managed to make myself mildly sick to my stomach.

To brew pennyroyal tea, place a couple tablespoons of dried herb in an infuser or strainer in a cup and pour boiling water over it. Let steep for 5-6 minutes. It tastes OK - unless you've once guzzled yourself sick on it!

Love, Hilda


From: oatstraw.twain.ucs.umass.edu (ROBIN F HOWARD)

Michael Champi (mjc174.psu.edu) wrote:
: I am looking for information about pennyroyal tea. Specifically, I want to know what the effects, both good and bad, are. And a recipe for making it.

In addition to being an emmenegogue and abortifacient (and tasting nice and minty), it can also carminative, i.e., calming, particularly to the stomach.

Robin Howard
Mass.



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