Mentha pulegium

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Mentha pulegium (pennyroyal or European pennyroyal, also called squaw mint, mosquito plant and pudding grass), is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae. Crushed pennyroyal leaves exhibit a very strong fragrance similar to spearmint. Pennyroyal is a traditional culinary herb, folk remedy, and abortifacient. The essential oil of pennyroyal is used in aromatherapy, and is also high in pulegone, a highly toxic volatile organic compound affecting liver and uterine function.

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