Pennyroyal seeds, Mentha pulegium, USDA organic, Ore
Hardy to Zones 6 to 9
Creeping evergreen perennial. Native to Europe, the Mediterranean, and Persia.
Not to be used during pregnancy. May cause miscarriage. Oil can be toxic.
Grows to 1 foot tall. Plant prefers moist garden soil; the edge of a stream or ditch or the margin of a pond. Sow on surface in spring. Space plants six inches apart.
Grow in containers if the spreading habit of this plant will create issues.
Traditionally, pennyroyal is applied to the skin to kill germs, keep insects away, and treat skin diseases. It is also used topically for gout, venomous bites, and mouth sores; and as a flea-killing bath. Strictly Medicinal seeds.