mentha pulegium

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mentha pulegium
English: Pennyroyal.

French: Pouliot.

From the family of Labiadas.

Also called pennyroyal, peppermint. Tonic stomach, digestive and Carmine.

Repels fleas and mosquitoes.

Used Part.

Sumidades the air.

Active Principles.

Essential oil (0. 5 - 1%) Pulegone (70 - 80%) chin, isomentona, Piperitenone, alpha - and beta - pinene, limonene.

Drug Action.

Thanks to its essential oil, the pennyroyal, peppermint is stimulating appetite and the digestion spasmolytic, antiseptic, colagogo, Carmine and vulnerary (scar) in topical use.


Inappetence, dyspepsia hiposecretoras, gastrointestinal spasms, meteorism, hepatobiliary dyskinesia, cholecystitis, headaches, wounds.


Unless otherwise indicated, we recommend not to prescribe essential oils through internal during pregnancy, lactation, children under six years or patients with gastritis, gastric ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, hepatopathy, epilepsy, Parkinson and other neurological diseases.

Do not administer, or topically applied to children under six years old or people with respiratory allergies or with known hypersensitivity to this or other essential oils.

Do not prescribe oral dosage forms with alcohol content to children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Caution / Poisoning.

In extraterapéuticas doses, the essential oil can cause nerve and cardiorespiratory depression.

Take into account the alcohol content of the fluid extract and tincture.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Infusion: one tablespoon per cup of dessert. Infuse for ten minutes. Two or three cups a day, before, during, or after a meal.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 30 - 50 drops, three to five times a day (2 - 3 g / day)

Tincture (1: 10) 50 - 100 drops, one to three times a day.

Essential oil: 1 - 2 drops, twice a day.

External use:

Essential oil: in liniment, oily or alcohol solution.


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