Magickal uses include peace and tranquility.
Carried to avoid seasickness or for physical strength & endurance.
Worn to bring success to business.
Use to rid the home of negative thoughts against you.
Carry when dealing with negative vibrations of any kind.
Place on a candle before or during uncomfortable meetings.
Also Called: Tickweed, Squaw Mint, Stinking Balm, Thickweed, Mosquito Plant, Squaw Balm, Lurk in the Ditch, Run by the Ground
Its main value is as a digestive tonic where it increases the secretion of digestive juices and relieves flatulence and colic.
Pennyroyal also powerfully stimulates the uterine muscles and encourages menstruation, thus it should not be prescribed for pregnant women since it can procure abortions, this is especially the case if the essential oil is used.
The herb is antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, sedative and stimulant.
A tea made from the leaves has traditionally been used in the treatment of fevers, headaches, minor respiratory infections, digestive disorders, menstrual complaints and various minor ailments.
It is occasionally used as a treatment for intestinal worms.
Externally, an infusion is used to treat itchiness and formication, inflamed skin disorders such as eczema and rheumatic conditions such as gout.
The essential oil in the leaves is antiseptic, though it is toxic in large doses.